Anchorage man convicted of stabbing ex's boyfriend to death
An Anchorage man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend, a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier, in 2015 has been found guilty of murder and attempted murder.
On Dec. 6, an Anchorage jury found 42-year-old Alvin Rodriguez-Moya guilty of murdering 33-year-old Spc. Paolo Grassi and attempting to murder 58-year-old Juana Garcia-Jimenez in May of 2015, according to a release from the Anchorage district attorney's office.
The stabbing happened on May 3, 2015, at about 3:25 a.m. when Rodriguez-Moya broke into Juana Garcia-Jimenez's home through a back window after seeing her sitting in the living room next to Grassi, her new boyfriend. Prosecutors say he then stabbed Garcia-Jimenez twice in the stomach and two more times in the back -- then moved on to Grassi and stabbed him to death.
"When Garcia-Jimenez retreated into the back bedroom, Rodriguez-Moya attacked and killed Paolo Grassi by stabbing and cutting him all over his head and body over 30 times. Mr. Grassi was declared dead at the scene," the release read.
Shortly after the killing, Rodriguez-Moya updated his Facebook page, writing in Spanish, “I killed a man.” He fled the area, but later on contacted police and turned himself in. A citizen had also called police about spotting Rodriguez-Moya walking around east Anchorage around the same time.
According to friends, Rodriguez-Moya dated Garcia-Jimenez for 14 years before they broke up in November of 2014. Rodriguez-Moya moved out of the trailer the couple shared and into another trailer just two doors down.
Rodriguez-Moya is scheduled for sentencing on April 26.
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Editor's note - The date of Rodriguez-Moya's conviction was changed from Wednesday to Dec. 6.