Joseph Aguilera Claims He Doesn't Remember Beating Elderly Homeless Man to Death

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Joseph Nicholas Aguilera told police he did not remember punching an elderly homeless man to death in Phoenix on July 11.

Aguilera, a 30-year-old Army veteran, did not deny being the man captured on surveillance footage at a nearby gas station but told police he "did not remember assaulting anyone at that date and time," according to court documents obtained by New Times.

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After police sent out still images of that surveillance footage to media outlets on Friday, police got a call about the man in the photo that evening.

Aguilera's brother-in-law identified him for police, and Aguilera's family turned over the shirt and San Francisco Giants hat seen in the surveillance footage. When police found Aguilera, he was wearing the camouflage pants he was seen wearing in the video.

A witness -- apparently the lone witness to the deadly beating -- identified Aguilera as the man he was punch the elderly man, according to the court documents.

That witness was at the gas station near 27th Avenue and McDowell Road around 8 p.m. on July 11, filling up on gas. He told police he watched as Aguilera left the convenience store and approached the elderly man, saying, "I'm going to fuck you up" -- apparently without any provocation.

Aguilera then swung at the elderly man -- who was in a defensive position -- and punched him unconscious at the bus stop, the witness said.

The victim, whom police haven't been able to identify yet, never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The suspect ran away after punching the man.

Aguilera told police that it was him on the video, even confirming what he was holding in his hand on his way out -- lottery tickets.

But he said he didn't remember any assault. Aguilera was booked into jail on a charge of second-degree murder, and his bond was set at $500,000.

Aguilera's criminal history includes a 2006 DUI conviction. Charges were dismissed against him in a 2003 domestic violence case.

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ssn0
ssn0

Maybe, he was on Ambien.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

military these days...god i wish it was still the 60s.

Brian Kern
Brian Kern

And before you jump on your "journalism is essential" horse, try writing an article that is "essential." Maybe you could write about how there's 5x as many vacant homes as there are homeless people in the United States. (Phoenix is certainly no different.) A lot of homeless people die due to exposure to the elements (a lot more than those being punched to death by drunk idiots) that could be avoided if we showed them a little compassion. But you gotta write what sells, right?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Maybe a good beating would help him remember.

jeanjb
jeanjb

someone like this should have never worn a uniform(domestic charges dropped in 2003 so he could continue or join military service.) so it would appear.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Perhaps Aguilera acted in self defense.

Brian Kern
Brian Kern

I can understand the miss in the article, but it should have been caught when posting on FB; it was immediately obvious. I was just giving you a hard time, no need to get so defensive. Chuck is the guy that offended you.

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

Thanks so much for your heavy lifting on line editing. Mixing up was and saw is totally unacceptable and improbable! Remember: journalism is neither perfect nor infallible, but it is essential. Next time you want to have a grammar party, you and Chuck Klee can get together.

Troy Farah
Troy Farah

Pot, kettle, black. Something along those lines. You can't even properly reply to a comment. Tell me more about how your opinion is important.

marcy
marcy

"identified Aguilera as the man he was punch the elderly man"

dyslexic?  Turn the "was" into "saw" and it makes sense.

Chuck Klee
Chuck Klee

I don't publish shit for a living douche bag. Go train Pepe on how to spew propaganda .

Troy Farah
Troy Farah

*Hooked-On Phonics *ass *wetback *Sheriff Joe. Not to mention the improper usage of punctuation. "speak English would speak" is a pretty redundant statement, so good job on that. You have the grammar of a hamster. Glad you could connect it to a political issue. New Times still looks more intelligent than you.

Chuck Klee
Chuck Klee

Allow me to punch Josepha Aguilara in the head a few times. Maybe I can jog his memory. Punk azz loser.

Chuck Klee
Chuck Klee

Ironically you type much like a wet back trying to speak English would speak. No wonder you motherfuckers always hate on the good sheriff Joe.

Brian Kern
Brian Kern

Nice use of grammar here: "...as the man he was punch the elderly man,"

Chuck Klee
Chuck Klee

Are you a fucking illiterate mongoloid or what the fuck??? " The man he was punch"? You need hooked on phonics son.

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

Maybe he doesn't remember? Alcohol induced black out?


IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCUNT, And who is going to provide the beating? why not URself pussy ass bitch? could it be that U have no balls YO-YO.  Just STFU, PENDEJO.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Chuck Klee, "....like a wetback trying to speak English would speak.". Dude, sometimes is better to keep UR mouth shut and let  people think U R stupid and then open that mouth and prove it THINK ABOUT IT.

GratefulGrower
GratefulGrower

@IdontRecall  You seem like a pussy ass bitch yourself talking tough on the internet,LOL anyhows. What a tough guy he is huh? Well, Easy to beat up people who don't want to fight. Maybe he will have a better life being around people that DO want to fight. That way he can be tough and fight all he wants and we don't have to deal with it.  

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