Genaro Silva Sees Girlfriend With a Guy, Beats Him to Death With Hammer, Sets Him on Fire

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Saying that Genaro Silva was upset after finding out that his girlfriend had another guy in her Mesa apartment is an understatement.

According to police, Silva's girlfriend was still trying to clean up the man's blood from her apartment two days after Silva beat the man to death with a hammer, then took him out to a reservation and lit him on fire.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, someone called Mesa police anonymously Thursday morning, reporting a murder at an apartment complex near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road.

The caller said the woman who lived at the apartment, Vanessa Mendoza, had spent the past two days cleaning the apartment, which was "covered in blood."

Police started investigating Mendoza, and neighbors reported seeing her with "two hardcore and scary Hispanic males who were covered in tattoos" in recent days, according to court documents.

When police couldn't find Mendoza, they got a key and did a welfare check of her second-floor apartment, which was still bloody.

"The bloody condition was confirmed and evidence of cleaning was apparent," an officer writes in a probable-cause statement.

Police identified Silva as Mendoza's boyfriend and tracked down the two at a home in Chandler.

Silva told police that he went home to his girlfriend's place and heard her making "distressful sounds," according to the documents.

Silva grabbed a hammer, and saw a man, Daniel Barraza Gomez, "standing over" his girlfriend, as she sat on the bed.

This apparently was enough to warrant beating the man to death with that hammer.

Silva later got a buddy, Christopher Alejo, to help put Gomez's body in bedding, and carry it to the trunk of Silva's car.

The two men then headed out to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, doused Gomez's body with gasoline, and set fire to it.

Police were able to track down where the men had lit Gomez's body on fire.

Silva -- who was released from prison a little more than a year ago for burglary, transportation theft, running from police, misconduct involving weapons, and a marijuana violation after serving eight years -- now faces several felony charges that include second-degree murder.

Mendoza, Alejo, and Sylvia Olives -- Mendoza's mom -- each face charges including concealment of a dead body.

Silva's bond has been set at $150,000.

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christinefluharty
christinefluharty

are you all fuckin kidding me you can sit there and talk shit but i bet if u were in front of my homeboy you wouldnt be saying shit you all be fake ass lil bitches and no he doesnt deserve the damn death penlty nor to be torchered nobody know what there capable of in a situation like that obiously he freaked out and was hurt by what he seen thought he would fuck the dued up a lil bit took it alittle to far alittle to late and he panciked and did what anyone would do if they accidently killed someone you would try to get rid of the body so shut your mouthes accidents happen

christinefluharty
christinefluharty

that silva guy is a old friend of mine and i dont believe a word that cops are saying and if he did kill him it was on accident that for sure he is not that type sorry but i know how storys get twistede and cops lie out there mouths

LuluandRosy
LuluandRosy

Gene from below - why you dissing on animals like that? 

LuluandRosy
LuluandRosy

John Q. Public - your response below is hilarious. I think this guy, Silva watched too many tv shows. I can't believe his girlfriend was hanging out with him after that. Glad someone called.

Paul E. Cline
Paul E. Cline

Another poor product of his environment. GAG

Gene Bishop
Gene Bishop

Lethal injection is too kind for animals like this guy. He needs the "Law Abiding Citizen" treatment, with a slow, painful death.

endocrine
endocrine

Silva, I also was with your girlfriend, and she told me that "El grifo es demasiado pequeño y feo". I can see why she would rather be with other guys. At least your hammer was big enough to satisfy her.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Well at least all he is alleged to have done is kill a man with a hammer and burn his dead body in the desert so he is at least able to bond out.  Good thing he didn't make up fake documents so he could work while being an undocumented alien - then he would be unbondable and held until trial.  I'm thrilled that the guy allegeldy capable of killing another man with a hammer is able to get back out on the street but the undocumented landscaper who's never killed anything but a lantana gets locked up till trial.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Nothing shows true love like beating a man to death with a hammer for your girl.

christinefluharty
christinefluharty

@endocrine u can sit here talking mad shit but thats probaly what u do best right silva is my homie and u dont know what ur talking about keep talking shit cuz u aint about shit

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

@JohnQ.Public What's more impressive is his girl's devotion, or maybe fear. "Oh yeah babe, I just finished fucking Daniel so now I'll help you clean up his brain matter and trash his body in the desert, anything for you hun." Genaro Silva must be one lucky boyfriend

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