Details in the gruesome murder of Andrew Castro have come to light as the suspect told police that Andrew placed his family in danger.
Andrew Ray Castro was alive and well when his wife left to work Tuesday morning. Court documents state that when she returned, she discovered her wheelchair-bound husband lifeless, his head severed from his body.
She told police that she had left Castro in the company of Donovan Ornellas and that there didn’t appear to be any signs of distress. After locating Ornellas, police say he told them that he had smoked methamphetamine while at the apartment. He said he was compelled to kill Castro because he had placed his family in danger.
Ornellas wrote that: “I had removed his [Andrew’s] head from his body. I used my knife that was given to me. I placed the head into a black plastic bag…”
According to court documents, Ornellas went on to describe driving to an area in the north of Guam and leaving the head in a burnt car in the jungle.
Ornellas was booked and confined on charges of murder and aggravated assault, both with the special allegation of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.