Olinger Slaying Suspect Has Criminal Record

A spokeswoman for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Jacobo Ruelas, 27, pleaded no contest to carjacking and robbery charges in that county in 1998 and was sentenced to six years in state prison.

Lana Wyant said Ruelas committed the robbery on May 5, 1998, and the carjacking on May 7, 1998. Details of the crimes were not available Tuesday afternoon.

While Ruelas did not enter a plea Tuesday, Martinez said he is denying guilt. The Salinas lawyer said Ruelas was raised by hardworking parents in Soledad and graduated from Gonzalez High School.

Olinger Slaying Suspect Has Criminal Record