HONOLULU (KHON2) — The man accused of killing Gary Ruby in Hawaii Loa Ridge has been indicted by a grand jury.
Juan Baron was charged Wednesday with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Identity Theft and two counts of Theft.
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Baron is accused of murdering 73-year-old Ruby and encasing his body in cement, within a tub in Ruby’s Hawaii Loa Ridge home.
According to court documents, the murder occurred between January and March.
The prosecutor’s office said that Baron unlawfully impersonated Ruby while living in his home and used Ruby’s personal vehicle before fleeing to California after Honolulu police started investigating, what was at that point, a missing person case.
U.S. Marshals and Los Angeles police arrested Baron in Anaheim on a bus that was headed for Mexico.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, Baron was extradited from Los Angeles on April 8. He made his initial appearance in a Honolulu court on April 11.
Court documents state that, if Baron is convicted and proven to have known Ruby’s age, he will be subject to an extended term of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as an offender against the elderly.