Baltimore (October 28, 2020) - Yesterday, Eric Dollson was sentenced to Life plus 15 years for the murder of Josue Gonzales-Jiminez in 2017. Dollson's accomplice, Eric Brown, was previously sentenced to Life serve all but 25 years with 5 years probation.
Dollson was found guilty by a Baltimore City jury in February 2020 for Felony Murder and Robbery. Eric Brown pled guilty to Felony Murder in December 2019.
On July 19, 2017, at 11:15 p.m., Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) homicide detectives were notified of a questionable death and decomposed body found at 102 W. 25th Street. An investigation revealed that the victim was Josue Gonzalez-Jiminez. His housemates last saw him alive on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 2:00 to 3:00 am where they heard him involved with a woman inside his locked room.
An examination of the victim’s body revealed four stab wounds to the neck and one stab wound to the temple. Surveillance video was recovered that showed the rear stairwell of the dwelling which revealed the victim and a woman entering the dwelling, as well as two other individuals who were seen coming and going multiple times both on their own and fleeing the scene with the woman. Also interviewed at the scene was a neighbor who indicated that around the time of the victim’s death, he heard thumping and struggling sounds indicative of assault.
Detectives were able to identify the three individuals fleeing down the staircase of the apartment as Eric Brown, Eric Dollson and Arnelle Hickinson.
"No one deserves to have their life cut short by another's actions, regardless of the struggles they are going through,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “The calculated and violent nature of this crime is horrific to imagine but it is my hope that the family of this young man will find some sense of justice from today's outcome.”