Monday, March 19, 2007

Victoria Rojas

Murdered March 19, 2007

~Age 40
~Hometown: Santa Clara, CA


Marco Berrios, 39, has admitted to police that he strangled his wife, Victoria Rojas, 40, the morning of March 19, 2007 and then set fire to the family's Santa Clara, CA home in an attempt to cover up the crime. The reason? He was upset his wife had confronted him about allegations he was sexually molesting a young relative. Berrios has since admitted to sexually assaulting the relative over the past four years.

Berrios, described as having 'mental health issues,' is being held in the psychiatric ward of the local jail on charges of first-degree murder, arson, sexual assault on a minor and attempted murder. The latter charge stems from the fact that his 9-year-old stepdaughter was home asleep at the time he set fire to the home. She got out alive. In fact she was the one who called 911 to report the fire.

Rojas and Berrios met about five years ago and were married in 2005. Family members say the couple had a history of domestic violence and that Rojas wanted to end the relationship. According to family, Berrios beat Rojas in the past and stole money and jewelry from her. Berrios was convicted of assault in the 2006 beating of Rojas' former boyfriend after the two had a disagreement over a car. Berrios served 9 months in jail on that change. He was released just last month.

In addition to the 9-year-old daughter, Rojas had two sons, Eric, 18, and David (age not specified) with former boyfriend Ruben Hinojos. David is currently incarcerated because of a DUI-related car accident that left Eric paralyzed.


Marco Berrios

Sources
The Mercury News, Mar 21, 2007
The Mercury News, Mar 24, 2007

~Posted March 24, 2007



The family has established funds for Rojas' 9-year-old daughter (1st address listed) and two older children (2nd address listed). [Source]

Washington Mutual
c/o Victoria Rojas Memorial Fund
1605 Winchester Blvd.
Campbell, CA 95008

Washington Mutual

c/o Rojas Memorial Fund
2200 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i wish i would have known about
this blog earlier. i feel guilty
writing this comment exactly one
year later but sometimes i try
not to think about what happend.

victoria was my aunt and i do
miss her very much. i will always
regret not helping out the family
as much as i could have. in the
future im trying to study the
teachings of a therapist or life
coach and i feel that this is
something that not only could help
further my career but also to help
the family that needed others the
most.

jenna is doing fine with grandma
but i must say that she can be
a little bit of a pain with always
wanting and to beat anyone else
who takes her place in the spot-
light. but that just proves that
she is a strong girl.

i know she misses you the most
because she is just like you. so
we feel that we really didn't lose
you because you are inside of her.

my mom; you're sister misses you.
she doesn't talk about it but
sometimes i'll walk past her room
while her door is closed and i can
hear her crying. it hurts the rest
of us to hear something that like
but we all know we have to pull
together since our family is very
small now.

i wish you could see how much of
an impact you made since passing
away. i know you always felt like
no one cared and no one wanted to
listen but you honestly completed
this family. now with you gone it
feels like an mess and it feels

like we are an unfinished puszzle.
a few days ago we all wrote some-
thing on a piece of paper and
attached it to green and yellow
balloons and let them float up
into the sky. we hope you got them
and if you didn't we hope someone
else did and will pass on the

message. basically when it comes
down to it, we hope that you are
doing okay now that you definately
are in a better place. not to
sound rude or anything but this
world wasn't really for you. you
weren't supposed to be here. you
were supposed to be in a world
were things were easy and not

full or dark people. i love you
and i wish i could have said it too
you more but i was an idiot and now
i hope you know that i do.

have fun and be safe :)
love.

Marco Antonion Berrios said...

I am a different Marco Berrios. I moved to Los Angeles on 9/4/06. After moving here and getting on some tv shows, I googled myself and found that someone with my exact name is a convicted killer.

I feel so much remorse for the family and the children who are destroyed by this. I am ashamed that someone with my name could be such a dark soul. At least I have the comfort that I am NOT this poor excuse for a human being. I am a musician and an actor seeking creative expression.

My heart goes to everyone . . ..

Anonymous said...

To add some facts to this article, the victime bears some responsibility herself because she chose the situation she was in and stayed there by her choice. This man was a friend of her former boyfriend and she started having an affair while still living with her former boyfriend. We the tax payers paid for her and her sons because she was on welfare her entire life.Her parents and others complained but never stepped in to help. Her younger son is a parapaliegic because the older brother decided to get drunk and drive and got into a wreck that paralized his brother. Now they want us to donate to raise her young daughter when the tax payers already provided for her and her two sons and now our tax money has to provide for her injured so, give me a break, her family should step up and take responsibility and provide for them. It sounds harsh but a lot of people are tired for other people blaming everyone else for their mistakes and not taking responsibility.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

to the person or should i say rude heartless inconciderate jerk who said "the victim bears some responsiblity" i have never heard that statment by anyone in my life how can you sleep at night saying these awful things about my sister and tarnish her memory she was a kind and caring mom , daughter sister and friend she unfortunatly had some issues in life that lead to her to be dependent on the state but i am and will always be proud to pay my taxes to help anyone out i can i am not selfish like you. My nephew may have had an accident and is now paralyzed due to drinking but that could have happened to anyone and has! and his brother is taking care of him he doing what he needs to to make it right and as far as my family goes we helped her every chance we got but if something are not made light to us until after she passed that i can assure you that we will regret the rest of our lives. you need to get a life and deal with your own issues and stay out of my families!!!

I am rebecca and i am proud to say i had the honor of being vickies sister

REST IN PEACE SIS WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN LOVE YA

Anonymous said...

It is sad that we all get just one lifetime on this earth and that too often many go too soon before their time and that often the good die young, I hope that lessons are learned and applied to all our future. Domestic Violence is never right. May God bless us all........

Anonymous said...

I'm a former gf of the perpetrator of these awful crimes, and I'm in shock over these events. I only found out about it today, and I feel so sad for everyone involved. Why, Marco, why did you go down this path? It didn't have to be this way. What happened to your soul? My sympathies to the Rojas family.

Anonymous said...

Marco should be tortured the rest of his natural life for what he did, and we should not forget the poor little girl who was left behind to deal with this the rest of her life. I will pray for the loved ones that have the unfortunate tasks of having to deal with the tragedy that was left behind, may God Bless You.

Anonymous said...

I HATE YOU MARCO BERRIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I HATE YOU MARCO BERRIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Missing you Vickie!
Always in our hearts and prayers.

Jenna hope all is well in YB.
You have grown up to be a beautiful young lady.

Anonymous said...

typo i meant to type in Y.C.

Anonymous said...

I got the chance to know the rojas family an dated one of the older son an got to know yes they had some issues like most familys but they truly loved each other an every one makes mistakes an i can say from first hand knowladge that david loved his mom and his bro an his lil sister an at a young age had a lot of responsability put on him to look after the younger ones an help out when he cld so dont judge him to hash on his mistakes cuse yhey eat him up every day.......my sorrow an my heart goes out to David an his siblings an the rest of the rojas family....R.I.P.......U are truly missed.....

Logekewu said...

I got the chance to know the rojas family an dated one of the older son an got to know yes they had some issues like most familys but they truly loved each other an every one makes mistakes an i can say from first hand knowladge that david loved his mom and his bro an his lil sister an at a young age had a lot of responsability put on him to look after the younger ones an help out when he cld so dont judge him to hash on his mistakes cuse yhey eat him up every day.......my sorrow an my heart goes out to David an his siblings an the rest of the rojas family....R.I.P.......U are truly missed.....