Photo: Amanda Jaramillo
Ventura County – A male resident of Oak Park in an unincorporated area southern Ventura County was awakened just after 4:00 a.m. on December 12th by a baseball bat making contact with his skull.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Rob Yoos, the bat was in the hands of 31-year-old Thousand Oaks resident Amanda Jaramillo, who “had been staying with the victim at his residence for a period of time.”
Immediate following the attack, VCSD patrol units were alerted to “a call of a subject who had been battered with a baseball bat” and arrived on the scene to find the victim had not been “in a position to defend himself” and had suffered multiple injuries.
Once the victim was transported to a local area hospital, deputies made contact with Jaramillo. She promptly admitted that she fully intended to kill the victim, but gave no indication of her motive for the assault.
She further indicated that she had struck the man “numerous times in the head and body” in order to fulfill her intentions. She was then taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where she was booked on a charge of attempted homicide, with her bail set at $520,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking