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New Brunswick man convicted in stalking, fatal shooting of ex-girlfriend

Giver Quiroz-Vasquez. Credits: Police photo

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick man faces 30 years to life in prison for stalking and fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a South Brunswick warehouse in 2015, prosecutors announced today.

On June 24, Giver Quiroz-Vasquez, 28 of New Brunswick, pursued his ex-girlfriend, 25-year-old New Brunswick resident Alicia Martinez-Izaguirr, by car, before killing her at her place of employment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement.

Vasquez, who also goes by Gilberto Juarez-Vasques and Erick Morales Sandin, was found guilty of murder, stalking and unlawful possession of a weapon. 

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Assistant Prosecutors Bina Desai and Simret Michael brought the case against Vasquez during the trial.

Vaques took his friend’s 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat, without their permission, prosecutors said, in order to stalk her.

On the morning of the incident, Vasquez followed Izaguirr as she left her new boyfriend's house for work, then shot at her when she stopped at a Dunkin Donuts, prosecutor’s said.

Vasquez then pursued Izaguirr to her place of work at 241 Docks Corner Rd., South Brunswick, where he walked up to her car window and shot her twice in the head before fleeing, authorities said.

The Volkswagen was later found abandoned, police said. 

Following an investigation between the South Brunswick Police and county prosecutor's office, Vasquez was traced the next day to New Hope, PA, arrested and held at the Middlesex County Jail with a $2 million bail. 

He pleaded not guilty to the murder charges days after the shooting. During the trial, on June 30, Assistant Prosecutor Scott LaMountain told Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas that the two had a "tumultuous relationship." 

Vasquez is being held at the county jail and awaiting sentencing on Jan.18 in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Pedro J. Jimenez Jr.

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