One would think that if a person walked up to a sheriff’s deputy and confessed to major crime, like murder, that person would be arrested on the spot.
But that’s not how things played out at the Santa Clara County Main Jail this week, when 28 year-old Hugo Castro strutted in and told jail staff he took his ex-girlfriend’s life. He initially talked to a civilian staffer— that person didn’t find any active warrants so they referred him to a deputy.
When that man came over, Castro gave him a piece of paper with an address on it, and said that’s where they could find the dead body—but instead of arresting him, the deputy said the case was out of their jurisdiction and suggested he turn himself in at the San Jose Police Department.
Castro walked out of the jail, according to a report by the Huffington Post, and went to the police department. Officers arrested him on the spot; investigators found the deceased girlfriend’s body exactly where the man said it would be.
Officers then took him back to the Santa Clara County Main Jail so he could be booked into the system. The deputy who turned him away is now being investigated to see if he “failed to meet the expectations of the department.”
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