Suspect Sentenced in Manassas Triple Homicide Case

Suspect pleads guilty to 2011 slaying

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    Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro was sentenced on the morning of June 18 for a 2011 triple homicide in Manassas, Va.

    A Manassas man has been sentenced to seven life sentences plus 23 years for a triple homicide in 2011.

    Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder, three counts of malicious wounding, five counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and one count of breaking and entering.

    He was accused of fatally shooting Brenda Ashcraft, 56; her son William Ashbey Ashcraft, 37; and Julio Cesar Ulloa, 48.

    Police said at the time that Reyes Alfaro had a connection to all three victims, but did not elaborate on the nature of their relationship.

    Police say that Ashcraft, her son and three other wounded victims were discovered at the 9200 Block of Hood Road. About 30 minutes later, police say that they responded to another shooting at the 9600 Block of Brent Street, where they found Cesar Ulloa deceased from gunshot wounds along with a 77-year-old woman suffering from knife wounds. She was taken to hospital in stable condition.

    Reyes Alfaro, of El Salvador, was wanted by police at the time of his arrest in 2011 for living in the U.S. illegally.