Man found guilty of murdering roommate

July 31, 2014
Orange County Sheriff's Department

Orange County Sheriff’s Department

The 50-year-old Korean man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend and roommate in May last year was found guilty Tuesday.

Kwang Choi “KC” Joy was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury, Orange County prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, Joy killed Maribel Ramos, 36, an army veteran who had asked him to move out of their apartment after he could not pay rent.

Her body was found decomposed near Modjeska Canyon on May 16, two weeks after she’d gone missing on May 2.

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  1. oliver grant

    August 4, 2014 at 8:35 AM
    May 2, 2013 Kwang Choi Joy Suspect In Murder of Iraq Veteran Cal State Student Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Manriquez Ramos was was a veteran who served in Korea and Iraq. Her former Korean roommate Kwang Choi Joy 54 was charged with her murder after he body was found dumped near the mountains in Orange County.