Jesus Olvera Gonzalez (left) was indicted this week in the homicide of Jesus Arizaga (right).
Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office / Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office / Channel 2 Action News

Man indicted in Forsyth County murder case, accused of stabbing sleeping man 15 times

A man accused of stabbing a sleeping 20-year-old to death in Forsyth County was indicted this week on malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault charges, court records show.

Jesus Olvera Gonzalez, 40, was arrested last September after deputies said he stabbed Jesus Arizaga 15 times as he slept in his home off Archer Avenue, AJC.com previously reported. The victim’s family said Arizaga and Gonzalez were close friends, so the deadly incident came as an even bigger shock.

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“They were close friends, so we didn’t expect anything like this, especially from a friend,” Marisol Paramo, Arizaga’s cousin, told Channel 2 Action News at the time.

Deputies discovered the young man’s body about 5 a.m. Sept. 8, while Gonzalez was still at the scene. He was found in the house’s driveway before he was promptly taken into custody.

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Since his arrest, Gonzalez has remained in the county’s jail without bond. He also has a hold placed on him by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On Monday, he was indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury on the three felonies, court records show.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 3.

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