Anaheim Police Make Arrest In Fatal Stabbing Of 12-Year-Old Boy

ANAHEIM, Calif. (CBS) — Police arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 12-year-old boy in Anaheim Monday.

Detectives arrested Bryan Ocampo, 18, after questioning him about the stabbing that occurred hours earlier. He was booked on suspicion of one count of homicide and was being held without bail.

Ocampo has no known gang affiliation and police didn’t disclose a motive for the murder.

Police responded to a call of a stabbing at 2:40 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of East La Palma Avenue at North Anna Drive, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez.


KNX 1070’s Mike Landon reports that Anaheim police are looking for a suspect in the stabbing death of a 12-year-old boy

Juan Martinez was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot of an apartment complex. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was a student at Sycamore Junior High School where a makeshift memorial was set up on Tuesday morning.

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  • MK

    Sad.. Some things never change.



  • YMCA students

    resssst in peaceeee R2 yoou will beee missss :(



  • Jessica

    Very sad news….but when ethnicity is mentioned people leave stupid racist comments…violence is everywhere!! No one ethnicity is immune to violence.

  • SAL

    This is a boy’s life. A boy’s life!!!! It doesn’t matter what ethnicity he is…it is a life. Some comments should be kept to yourself.

    May he rest in peace. God please watch over his family and friends.

  • Shiggity42

    Very Very sad. I have a son 10 that will be 11 in 2 weeks. I couldn’t even imagine how it would feel to lose him. RIP young man. They will bring this punk to justice. There is nothing you could of said or done to receive death.

  • Laura Wences

    RIP R2 even if this was messed up, u dont deserve that

  • Victoria

    RIP..I didnt know himm but im sure hee will bee missed dearlyy..sorryy hiss life hadd 2 endd like that..hiss killer will bee found..stopp leaving racist comments people&&have some respect ferr this youngg boyy..

  • America

    Very sad! this should be a school safe zone, not a place where they kill a boy! looks very bad. I will pray for the family and the child. :(

  • RaisinGirl

    I agree. If you don’t f**k around like that than you are less likely to die in that manner. However it is sad that this boy will never get to learn that lesson in life. Hopefully a few of his friends will!

    By the time you hear the siren it’s already too late
    One goes to the morgue and the other to jail
    One guys wasted and the others a waste
    It goes down the same as the thousand before
    No ones getting smarter
    No ones learning the score
    Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate
    Is gonna tie your own rope, tie your own rope, tie your own

    • duh

      What you say is true for any kid growing up. Hanging around with the wrong crowd isn’t a racial thing, nor a class thing. Rich kids get caught up with the wrong cliques too, but it’s more rare due to the wide array of options available to them.

      I live here in Anaheim, right in the middle of a very predominantly Latino neighborhood. By culture, and due to their compressed living conditions, all children are ushered out into the neighborhood by around age 9. Their homes simply become a place to sleep at night, as there is absolutely nothing for them there after school. Out in the neighborhood, they only have one choice, and that’s to pick up a clique and hang. There’s nothing for the clique to do, so they eventually end up on skateboards and start tagging By age 12-15, they take notice of whatever gang is running their neighborhood, and that gravitational pull starts. They start participating in small burglaries (cars, laundry rooms, etc) and quickly get involved with drugs. They evolve over a 3-5 year period from a local tagging crew to gang members. The roulette wheel either spins death or a thrust into the criminal system.

      It’s repeated over and over. It cannot ever change because their own families cannot provide alternatives, so these kids will always ‘adopt’ a new family that can provide alternatives. It’s usually not a healthy alternative, and these results are proof. RIP R2

      • Mary Elizabeth

        Duh – you made some very honest points.

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  • Crazy Legs

    What a shock. Who would have ever guessed?

    • HICK


  • El Barto

    buys some candles

  • El Barto


  • you can't handle the truth

    Care to shed light on the situation? Since you apparently know he wasn’t innocent.

    Hasty generalizations make the world go ’round

    • Josh

      Those are up to no good.So things like this happens amongs them all the time.

  • JebBush_BMWLover

    Where do I send a donation for votive candles?

  • Mary Elizabeth

    What a very unfortunate death. I am not sure what kind of life this young boy lived – with the huge earrings in his ears at the age of 12 – it gives me an idea. However, no one at the age of 12 deserves to die. I struggled with my son when he was 17 – and thankfully he outgrew those terrible teenage years – and I think this young boy should have had the same chance. No one in this situation wins – you have two mothers who went to bed last night crying; one for the killer and one for the victim – NO mother deserves to see their son sent to prison and no mother deserves to have a dead son. To the family and friends of the victim: I am terribly sorry for your loss. There are no words that I can say that will comfort your heart at this very traggic time in your life – I lost my husband 8 years ago in a car accident. I was angry when someone told me, “Time will heal.” I was angry because I thought that was a rude mark to say to someone at a burial. However, only her words still ring in my ear – time is healing and I hope that you all come to that place in your life soon too. May God give you the strength to endure everything you will have to face; upcoming trial, the funeral, etc. God Bless you all. To the mother of the killer: I can’t imainge what it would be like to lose a son to prison. You did not do this – so I hope you do not lie in bed and blame yourself. My heart hurts for you and I pray for you too that God will give you the strengh to endure everything you will face. I am terribly sorry you too have lost a son. May God be with all of you too.

    • John Gregory

      Mary Elizabeth, I would love to see more of these comments like yours.
      Focusing on the subject of the News and NOT making racial comments.
      That is true: No one deserves to die in this manner. Rest in Peace.

      • Mary Elizabeth

        Thank you John – such a sad story of a very young life lost, isn’t it? :(

  • Johny Chingas

    Wow… This “The Truth” guy gotta be a relative of the “KILLER”.
    Come on, An 18 year old killing a 12 year old?, and using a Knife?
    That’s a coward…..But, I am happy, because this killer with be with the rest of the population, and not in the Juvenile Hall..

  • Laura

    My sister lives in the apartment complex where this boy got stabbed….. it’s so sad that my 14 yr old niece had witness this at such a young age. My heart goes out to the 12 yr old boy family specially his mom. This is not about race it’s about a person making a bad choice. This guy is an adult who murder a 12yr old BOY. I hope there is justice and he rotten”s in jail or they give him the death penalty. My niece witness everything and by what she describes he had every intention of killing the boy. He had no mercy.

  • Nathalee

    RIP Juan Martinez i never got to talk to you but i will still miss you!! And I believe that the people saying you were a good guy i believe them..3/>

    • Nathalee

      i meant to put</3

  • Bre 714

    I really didnt talk 2 him it waz more of a hi nd a bye but he was really a good kid i know he will b miss by many love ones including mee hah well R2 i know ur resting in a good place soo… rest in peace

  • kevinee horrible. Juan Martinez was the one who currently beat me up when i was young. but still. it is really sad. I cant believe… hes dead. I really didnt want him to die. R.I.P R2D2.

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