The Truth About Jaime Osuna: His Life and Crimes

Jaime Osuna (born March 7, 1988) is a 36-year-old American convicted killer, criminal, and Satanist who became well-known worldwide for the murder of Yvette Pena and his cellmate, Luis Romero. 

Taking the life of a fellow human is considered the most horrible crime one can imagine or get involved in, but this is not the case for Jaime Osuna as he takes delight in torturing, enslaving, and killing people. Let’s look at his life and where he is now.

Jaime Osuna’s Biography

  • Full Name: Jaime Osuna
  • Nickname: Jaime
  • Gender:  Male
  • Date of Birth: 7th March 1988
  • Jaime Osuna’s Age: 54 years old
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Mixed-race
  • Religion: Satanist
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Jaime Osuna’s Height in inches:  5 feet 8 inches
  • Jaime Osuna’s Height in centimeters: 173cm
  • Jaime Osuna’s Weight: 70 kg
  • Jaime Osuna’s parents:  Michelle (mother) and Jeff (step-father)
  • Siblings: One
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Jaime Osuna’s parents: Jane Osuna
  • Jaime Osuna’s Children: One
  • Famous For: Being a criminal, an avowed satanist, and a convicted killer

How Old Is Jaime Osuna and Where Is He From?

Jaime Osuna is 54 years old. He was born on 7th March 1988, in Kern County, California, the United States of America. There is no information on who his father is, but his mother’s name is Michelle. It is unknown how long his parent’ marriage lasted, but it’s known that they went their separate ways while Jaime was an infant. Following the split, his mother, who had custody of him, remarried to a man named Jeff.

Jaime was then raised by his mother and stepfather, who did a terrible job and subjected him to severe hard times. His step-father was not a nice man, and since Jaime and his mother depended on him for food and shelter, there was little his mother could do to protect Jamie from Jeff’s harshness. Jaime is reportedly not the only child of his parents, but it is not known if his siblings are full or half from his mother’s second marriage.

He Had a Difficult Childhood with His Step Father

Jaime had a tough childhood as a young boy, marked by pain, suffering, and torture inflicted upon him by his step-father, Jeff, who was very cruel and often took out his frustrations on young Jaime. Jamie was often tied to a tree and whipped as early as when he was just five. He was also starved often as punishment for wrongdoing. His uncle had also once thrown a brick at him.

Jaime Osuna

The maltreatment turned Jamie into a tough kid, but it ended when his step-father died from a heart attack in 2000. At this point, his suffering had hardened him and made him mix up with the wrong crowd. He joined a gang and also got into drug abuse.

There are no details on whether or not he had a good education, but by the type of childhood he had and the environment he grew up in, he most likely dropped out of high school due to his problematic history of drug use and other factors.

Jaime Was Arrested for The Murder of Yvette Pena in 2011

Having been on the criminal path since his teenage years, Jaime Osuna was often not far away from breaking one law or the other. He had become a regular with the local law enforcement officers in his hometown and had been detained by the police on numerous occasions for different misdemeanors. His recurring offenses at the time included possessing deadly weapons, assault, and drug possession.

His life of crime peaked in 2011 following the gruesome murder of Yvette Pena, a mother of six who lived in a motel. She had been stabbed multiple times, with one of the stabbers’ instruments protruding from her back. Investigation into the case soon led to the arrest of Jaime as the prime suspect for being the last person to see Yvette alive.

Even though he had bragged to his friends about enjoying how he killed her, Jaime still pleaded not guilty in court. He spent six years in the Kern County Jail awaiting trial after the court denied bail when his attorney attempted to apply for it. Finally, in March 2017, Jaime admitted to killing Yvette Pena. Instead of receiving the death penalty as was initially planned, he was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Jaime had blatantly made fun of the victim’s family during his final court appearance and boldly stated that he enjoys torturing people and would kill once more if necessary, even while incarcerated. Taking his words into wise counsel, he was consequently transferred to Corcoran State Prison.

He Murdered His Cell Mate, Luis Romero

Barely two years after he was transferred to Corcoran State prison, Jaime Osuna struck again. He shared a cell with Luis Romero, who was imprisoned for shooting and killing a woman in Compton. Luis had already served 27 years out of his lifetime sentence and was 44 when he was brought in to share a cell with Osuna.

On March 9th, 2019, guards discovered Luis’s chopped-up body on the cell floor. Jaime cut Luis’ fingers, gorged his eyes with a razor, skinned him, cut out his lungs, and removed his ribs. He also decapitated the corpse and sliced open both sides of him to give his face what appeared to be a wide smile after disfiguring and dissecting him. The prison guards also discovered Jaime Osuna wearing a necklace made of Luis Romero’s body parts.

Where Is Jaime Osuna Now?

Not much has been heard of Jaime Osuna since he was declared unfit to stand trial. He is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Yvette. Because he was already serving a life sentence at the time he murdered his cellmate, the proceedings for the charges against him for the murder of his cellmate were not expedited. The drag was worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic that followed. However, two years later, in 2021, it was established that Osuna was mentally unfit to stand trial.

He was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, unspecified schizophrenia spectrum, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder. He was then placed under treatment, which he received in prison where he was. His family also filed a lawsuit that led to investigations into why Osuna was given a cellmate despite having a history of violence against his previous cellmates.

After several months of postponing his case due to the pandemic and his mental health, he was to appear in court on July 22, 2022 finally. To date, there has been no update in the media as regards the outcome of the hearing.

Meet Jaime Osuna’s Wife, Jane

Jaime Osuna has a wife named Jane Osuna, but little is known about her. According to various sources, the pair met for the first time in 2008 at a party held in Jane’s house. They got talking and became excellent friends. Shortly after, they began dating, which lasted for about two years, and they took their relationship to the next level by getting married.

Their wedding ceremony was simple and occurred at Osuna’s grandmother’s house. Things were going smoothly for a while, but Jaime often assaulted his wife physically and was once arrested for injuring her. He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

However, he was released on parole, and they carried on with their lives together. They welcomed their first child in August 2010, but little is known about the child as they have kept him away from the spotlight.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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