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By David Ganezer
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Sister of San Carlos Beheading Victim Karina Castro Launches Go Fund Me Page for her Kids

Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta had a long criminal history at 33. He is in police custody

 

September 13, 2022

Karina Castro leaves behind a 7 year old and a one year old.

Geneva Castro, the sister of Karina Castro who was beheaded by ex-boyfriend Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta on Thursday, has launched a go fund me account in her memory. The goal is to raise $25,000 for her children. The account reads:

"27 year old Karina Castro was tragically beheaded on Thursday, September 8th, 2022. Her family is broken hearted by her gruesome murder. She leaves behind two beautiful daughters ages 1 and 7. Please donate. No amount is too small."

https://www.gofundme.com/f/afghgx-karina-castro?member=21943843&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta, left, had a long criminal history at 33. He apparently murdered his ex girlfriend Karina Castro, right.

Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta had a long criminal history at 33. He is now in police custody. Witnesses say he beheaded his 27 year old ex girlfriend with a Samurai sword on Thursday.

Karina Castro, who worked as a Door Dash driver, left behind 7-year-old and 1-year-old girls, KGO-TV reported. Her youngest daughter was fathered by the man who’s been arrested for her murder, 33-year-old "Rafa Solano."

Her father, Marty Castro, told the outlet, “Every time I saw her, I would beg her. Don’t talk to him. Leave him and it seemed like the more I did that, the more she would see him.”

Solano had been violent with Castro before, and she got a restraining order against him in April, but continued to see him, Castro’s family said.

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office found Karina’s body Thursday in San Carlos, south of San Francisco, after being flagged down by a witness, law enforcement sources told KNTV.

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