Three Juveniles Indicted for Murder in Fatal Ashburn Stabbing

A Loudoun grand jury has handed up indictments of first-degree murder, gang participation and other charges against three suspects in the fatal stabbing of an Ashburn man.

Two men were stabbed in the Nov. 4, 2016, incident near the Ashburn Meadows apartment complex. The body of Guillermo Piedra-Espinoza, 22, was found in a nearby creek and a 19-year-old Ashburn man sustained stab wounds requiring hospitalization.

Jordy Jose Bonilla, 17, who lived in a Whitford Square apartment in the complex, was arrested in New York a week later. According to information contained in a search warrant affidavit, Bonilla identified Oscar Fabricio Lopez Nieto, 16, as a participant in the stabbing. He was arrested Nov. 29, 2016. The third suspect, 17-year-old Jose Otonniel Chicas Guevara, was identified by the surviving victim who saw his photo on social media.

Additional information about the assault or a motive have not been released.

The three suspects were each indicted on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of wounding by mob, two counts of gang participation, two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, and two counts of stabbing in the commission of a felony.

Following the indictments, Circuit Court trials have been set for two of the three defendants. Bonilla’s trial is scheduled for seven days, May 4-12. Lopez Nieto’s trial is scheduled for nine days, Nov. 6-17. Chicas Guevara was scheduled to appear in court today for scheduling.

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