October 10th, 2010
The man who police discovered stabbed to death and decapitated inside an apartment has been identified and police say his death possibly can be drug related and connected to a Mexican drug cartel. Police say Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy, 38, a Mexican national, was inside an apartment in the 300 block of West Fairview Street the early morning of Oct. 10 heavily drinking with at least four other men before his body and head were discovered nearby about 5:30 a.m., according to police. At some point that morning or the previous evening, some of the men left the apartment and returned about 4;30 a.m., according to detective Dave Ramer, a Chandler police spokesman. Crisantos Moroyoqui-Yocupicio, 39, had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy at an apartment in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler on Oct. 10, 2010.