From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A man charged with capital murder and attempted murder, stemming from a shooting on Service Road, will have a status hearing on the case on Wednesday, Feb, 19, according to court documents.
Walter Edward Juskiewicz, 32, is suspected of shooting and killing 39-year-old Arnulfo Ortega. Ortega was killed on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.
Ortega was going to buy a car from Juskiewicz, a co-worker, on the night of the shooting. Juskiewicz showed up and began shooting at the victims, Chief Deputy David Agee of the Jefferson County Sheriff Office said.
Ortega was struck, but a second victim was able to escape, according to Agee. The second victim was located and interviewed by deputies.
Juskiewicz is being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bond on the capital murder charge. A trial date has not been set.
In 2013, Juskiewicz was charged with first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old.
Court records show Juskiewicz pleaded guilty to both charges in December of 2015. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with two years to serve. Eight years of the sentence were suspended if he completed five years of probation. He received credit for 324 days served at the time of his sentencing. Juskiewicz was also told to register as a sex offender.