Funeral Set For Victim In Fayetteville Stabbing Death
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-A funeral service has been set for a 32-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Fayetteville last week.
Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa was killed at a Fayetteville motel on Sept. 6, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
A viewing will be held for Ortiz-Espinosa on Saturday (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m. at the Fuente de Paz church in Rogers. His body will be cremated the next day, according to his family.
On Sept. 10, three capital murder suspects in the killing appeared at a court hearing before a magistrate judge at the Washington County Detention Center.
Cory Ryan, 24, faces a capital murder charge in the case. Erick Picker-Ramirez, 34, and Stephen Scott, 23, face an accomplice to murder charge. All three also face charges of theft of property and aggravated robbery, records show.
The three suspects are being held without bond. Ryan’s next court date is Sept. 26. Picker-Ramirez’s next court appearance is Sept. 29, and Scott will be in court again Oct. 8, records show.
Ortiz-Espinosa was stabbed fatally in the neck at the Econo Lodge at 1000 S. Futrall Dr. in Fayetteville, police said.
He was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries, according to authorities.