25-year-old Alexander Yoichi Duberek, could face life in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of interstate domestic violence resulting in death, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Texas.
Duberek admitted to killing his 30-year-old boyfriend, by stabbing him 93 times on a rural farm road in Plainview, Texas. He methodically planned the murder which took place on Halloween Day in 2020.
Attorney's and court documents say this is how the murder plot unfolded:
- Duberek flew from San Diego to Lubbok, Texas
- Took a cab to a Sam's Club parking lot and purchased a used Toyota Camry for $3,000 cash
- Went to Walmart and purchased a knife, hatchet, collapsible shovel, headlamp, change of clothes, boots, personal hygeine items and a first aid kit
- Drove to his boyfriend's home in Plainview and picked him up
- Stabbed him 93 times on the side of a rural farm road and dumped the body
- Sold the Camry to an auto auction house in Houston, Texas
Blood was found in the backseat of the Camry by the company who purchased it and law enforcement indentified it as belonging to the victim. The search for Duberek lasted 5 months before he eventually turned himself in to police in San Diego on March 18, 2021.
“This defendant plotted the murder of an innocent young man, methodically purchasing equipment, locating a stretch of desolate road, and stabbing the victim nearly eight dozen times,” U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham said. “Not every brutal domestic homicide falls within federal jurisdiction, but when it does, we are determined to use whatever tools we have to bring the perpetrator to justice. Mr. Duberek now faces the possibility of a life behind bars pondering his evil act.”