PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Juan Manuel Razo Ramirez a.k.a. Juan Razo was indicted on 16 counts Thursday for several crimes he is accused of in Lake County.
He was indicted for the murder of Margaret ‘Peggy’ Kostelnik, with the grand jury having 6 death penalty specifications to the charge.
He was indicted on several other counts including raping Kostelnik, the attempted rape of a minor, the attempted murder of Mary Kable and the attempted murder of three Ohio peace officers.
Razo is accused of killing 60-year-old Peggy Kostelnik this past July, shooting a woman in the arm on the Greenway Corridor and attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl on July 27.
Back in August, Razo’s attorney asked for a lower bond, originally set at $10 million, but Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti denied that request.
The mother who survived the shooting made a brief statement in court over the summer. She requested that Razo’s bond stay at $10 million.
Razo’s defense attorney confirmed that his client is in the country illegally. The attorney said Razo has no prior conviction and has mental health issues. His family requested he be put in an institution.