Nampa man arrested after killing his mother’s assailant

A Nampa man avenges his mother's death by stabbing her alleged killer.
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 11:21 PM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Nampa man is behind bars for first degree murder after allegedly killing his mother’s assailant.

Ada County deputies arrested Raul Alexander Cuevas, 31, for allegedly killing Jesus Urrutia, 39, of Nampa. Deputies found Urrutia’s body with a stab wound in a parked car outside a convenience store Wednesday morning in Boise.

Nampa Police received a 911 call at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday regarding a report of a stabbing. Police believe Urrutia stabbed Michelle Luna, 52, Cuevas’ mother in the 2100 block of West Grouse Street in Nampa. Luna had several stab wounds and died at the scene.

Urrutia was known to Luna and identified, which helped investigators attempt to locate him overnight. It wasn’t until Ada County Dispatch notified Nampa Dispatch at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday about his possible location.

Cuevas is being held without bail.