Robert Rodriguez’s murder in 2019 is still awaiting a trial for his reported killers almost four years later.
Rodriguez was found dead by police on July 7, 2019, at Gateway Park near Unser Blvd. and 19th St. Police responded to a shooting call from that area and discovered Rodriguez unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a parked car. They also saw Rodriguez had a gunshot wound to the neck and a blood-soaked T-shirt.
Bullet casings were found inside the vehicle as well as items that had been rummaged through and thrown on the ground outside the vehicle. There were also tire marks leading away from the scene.
During the investigation,police discovered two firearms were stolen during the commission of the homicide. They also determined that Jayden Boveland and Noah Sisneros met Rodriguez at the park.
With a warrant, police searched Sisneros’ backpack and found two handguns, handgun magazines, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.
Geolocation technology confirmed that Boveland and Sisneros at the park when Rodriguez was killed.
Detectives also found a camera near the scene, which showed both suspects at the scene and the events that took place.
In December 2019, a separate case’s investigation revealed that Boveland told several people about the murder and “used it as a claim to fame.”
Both suspects were indicted by a grand jury. They charged them with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property.
The state sent a recommended plea to the suspects attorney but it wasn’t accepted.
As of Feb. 13, a trial for Boveland and Sisneros is yet to be scheduled.