Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo

Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo

A Georgia man faces life plus 60 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Wednesday in the 2017 abduction and murder of a Fairfax teen whose body was found in Nokesville. 

Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth said Hector Armando Gamez Amaya, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder. abduction, criminal gang participation, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit abduction, stabbing in the commission of a felony and unlawful concealment of a body.

The jury recommended he serve a life sentence in prison, plus 60 years. 

The remains of 18-year-old Miguel Ruiz Carrillo were discovered Aug. 22, 2017 by Prince William and Fairfax police searching in the area of Nokesville Road and Fauquier Drive. He was last seen Aug. 3 and had been reported missing by family.

In all, six people were charged with abduction and gang participation in the Carrillo's death.

Amaya's trial was the first jury trial since the state enacted COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year. Since March, the COVID-19 epidemic has created a sizable backlog of cases for trial and the courts are working to decrease the backlog by setting one jury trial per week in accordance with the plan approved by the Virginia Supreme Court, Ashworth said.

The Special Investigations Unit of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office handled the prosecution of this case. It's one of five units created in January with the goal of combatting crimes that cause the most harm to the citizens of Prince William County.

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Hector Armando Gamez Amaya sounds like your typical Georgia white supremacist name. We need to keep those rednecks out.


I wouldn't put it beyond to do evil things like this man did, a lot of you incels might just one day open fire on a place of worship or a school, InsideNOVA should do the right thing and set up a paywall and ban comments.


My goodness you are ignorant. Look around the country, leftist loons are the ones that are violent against those they disagree with. And you yourself, want to shut down speech. You belong in Iran or Burma, not America.


Another immigrant success story. It goes on and on. The self loathing voters just look the other way and pretend it doesn’t exist.


Immigrants commit less crime than native born Americans, I don't see you whenever a white person commits a crime only when a person of color does so. Another angry xenophobic white man.

The person who did this is a sick bastard and deserve to be locked up and deported to a max security prison, people like you and him have similar mindsets of hate.


Your uninformed nonsense suggests you make comments just to get a rise out of people. Illegal immigrants commit much more crime than legal immigrants, and certainly much more than American citizens, except in some Democratic strongholds like Baltimore and Trenton.


Basement ninja triggered [batman][ninja][pirate]

PWC resident since '69

Are you sure you want that, the p o s was just exercising his cultural diversity! As for the pay wall etc... I know free speech is not one of your strong suits unless it is in line with your ideas...you ignorant clown


Biden wants to increase DACA recipients by over 1,000,000 people. Not to mention he wants to issue 5,000,000 more H1-B visas too.

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