Jerssen Perez Wiki – Jerssen Perez Biography
Jerssen Perez is an Arizona man who allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, killed him, and dumped his body in the open desert.
He has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a man at gunpoint in North Phoenix before killing him and dumping his body in the desert.
He is 18 years old.
On Wednesday, Perez allegedly staked out his ex’s house in Phoenix until 19-year-old Oscar Ortega came out at around 2:30 a.m., azfamily.com reported, citing court documents.
Perez forced Ortega into his car at gunpoint, the report said.
According to family, when Ortega texted his girlfriend he’d been kidnapped, Perez tried to snag his phone – then shot Ortega multiple times.
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Perez dumped Ortega in the desert, then stuffed the dead man’s clothes, bullet shells, and other evidence in a backpack, which he hid in a large bush.
Officers found Perez near the scene of the kidnapping at about 3 p.m., and he was arrested. Police say he admitted to being involved in the kidnapping and shooting.
During Perez’s initial court appearance on the afternoon of Oct. 7, his attorney argued for a lower bond, claiming Perez has no prior criminal history and that both he and his family helped investigators.
“His family secured evidence for the state. They did not attempt to conceal anything. Secondly, when he was arrested, he actually led them to evidence that would help their case,” said the defense attorney.
According to court records, Perez told police he had been planning the murder for the past month.
Perez was booked into jail and is accused of multiple charges, including first-degree murder and kidnapping. A $1 million secured bond was set for Perez.