Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

May 28, 2020 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,

Denver DA Charges Juvenile with Murder in Stabbing Death

DENVER—After being stabbed multiple times to his neck, chest and abdomen, Ramon Perez (age 55) was found dead in an alley at 9th and Federal on May 9, 2020. Today, Denver DA Beth McCann announced that 16-year old Joe Anthony Juarez-Brambila is being charged as an adult with his murder.

Methodical investigative work by Denver Police Officers led to the arrest of Juarez-Brambila on May 20, 2020, and after a careful review of the facts, Denver DA Beth McCann charged Juarez-Brambila as an adult for his alleged crime. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner’s preliminary investigation revealed Perez’ manner of death was homicide. Juarez-Brambila’s case number is 20CR20003 and he was first advised yesterday morning in Denver District Court.


The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6