Jason Richard Budrow Wiki
Jason Richard Budrow Biography
Jason Richard Budrow is the convicted murderer from California, already serving a life sentence in prison and is now accused of killing his cellmate, Roger Reece Kibbe.
Kibbe was a convicted serial killer serving multiple life sentences for first degree murder. He was dubbed the “I-5 Strangler” because the murders occurred in Sacramento and Stockton along the interstate, the Associated Press reported.
Kibbe was believed to have raped and murdered at least seven women, as the Mercury News reported, and he cut the victims’ hair and clothing to keep as souvenirs. Kibbe began his state prison sentence in June 1991, according to the California Department of Corrections. Authorities have not specified how long Kibbe and Budrow have been cellmates.
A Prison Guard Saw Budrow Standing in the Cell With Kibbe Lying on the Floor
According to the California Department of Corrections, a Mule Creek State Prison guard was doing a routine population count on February 28 at around 12:40 a.m. when he noticed that Kibbe was lying on the floor of his cell. Kibbe was described as “insensitive”.
Budrow was standing in the cell. The press release did not specify whether he was standing on top of Kibbe’s body or touching Kibbe in any way. Officials did not share whether the guard had overheard a fight or argument between the two men.
Kibbe was taken to the prison health center, where medical staff attempted to resuscitate him. But the efforts were unsuccessful and Kibbe was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. He was 81 years old.
Authorities are investigating Kibbe’s death as a homicide, but have not yet shared details about how he died. Amador County Chief Coroner Sgt. Patrick Weart initially declined to comment on the cause of death when asked by the Associated Press why the investigation is ongoing.
Budrow has been a state inmate since July 5, 2011, according to inmate records. He was placed in solitary confinement after Kibbe’s death. Budrow’s inmate’s profile indicates that he is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Budrow Said He Murdered His Girlfriend in 2010 Because He Feared She Was a Police Informant
Budrow murdered his girlfriend in 2010 because he believed she was acting as a police informant, according to Patch. The outlet, citing police sources, reported that Budrow and the victim, identified as Margret Dalton, 48, had known each other for about six months and had a sexual relationship.
Budrow sat down for an interview in jail with a reporter for The Press-Enterprise in October 2010. He explained that Dalton knew of her criminal activity, which included drug dealing and her service as a pimp. Budrow said he concluded that Dalton “had to die” because he was convinced that she was going to tell the police about her activities.
Budrow lived in a trailer off Highway 74 in Riverside County. He invited Dalton to her home on October 22, 2010, with the intention of killing her, WTVD-TV reported. He admitted to the newspaper that he strangled Dalton around 2 or 3 a.m. after she realized that she was in danger and tried to run towards her car.
Budrow Said He Put Dalton’s Body in the Trunk of His Car & Took a Nap Before Driving to a Police Station to Turn Himself In
Budrow made no attempt to hide Dalton’s murder. He put the woman’s body in the trunk of his car, described as a Chrysler Sebring convertible. Budrow told The Press-Enterprise that he then went to sleep for a few hours; he was on probation at the time and was not allowed to leave his home overnight.
Later that morning, Budrow drove to the Lake Elsinore Police Station in Riverside County. As the Morning Call reported at the time, Budrow parked at the police station at 7:25 a.m. He told an officer that he had the body of a victim in the vehicle.
During the jail interview with The Press-Enterprise, Budrow said he turned himself in because he was convinced he was being watched and would be arrested anyway. Budrow also told the reporter that he would have wanted to kill other people that night if he had had access to a gun.
Budrow pleaded guilty in June 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison. As Patch reported, prosecutors would have pressed for the death penalty had there been a jury trial.
Budrow Was Convicted of Sexually Assaulting a Teenage Girl in 2004
Budrow is a registered sex offender in California. According to his profile on the registry, Budrow was convicted in 2004 of “s*xual penetration with a foreign object by force or fear.”
The victim was a 14-year-old girl, the Los Angeles Times reported.
According to court documents obtained by The Press-Enterprise, Budrow assaulted the teenager while she was visiting her grandparents near Lake Elsinore in 2003. She was a neighbor of hers and police said Budrow “slipped” into her room. she. The victim told police that she told Budrow to stop, but that she was too scared to scream or resist. Budrow told police that she had been drinking beer and smoking marijuana, he believed the sexual acts had been consensual and that the girl was 17 years old.
Budrow received a prison sentence and, according to the s*x offender registry, he was released in 2006. As Patch reported, Budrow had to wear an ankle monitor once he was released. He was still wearing it when he killed Dalton in 2010.
Budrow Described Himself as a Satanist & Has a ‘666’ Tattoo On His Face
Budrow referred to himself as a Satanist, CBS Los Angeles reported. The most obvious evidence of this was the “666” tattoo located above his right eyebrow.
The Press-Enterprise reported that during the October 2010 jail interview, Budrow explained that he participated in blood rituals as part of his worship of Satan. He showed the reporter “a scar on his chest that he said was from a bloodletting ritual.”
According to court records cited by the newspaper, Budrow enlisted in the military when he was younger. But he was discharged after failing a drug test.