Suspects arrested in 7-month-old carjack murder case

On March 5, 2012, 21-year-old Christian Bojorquez was found by a passerby in the desert suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was still conscious and breathing when he was airlifted to the hospital for treatment, but he died nine days later. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

LANCASTER – In March of this year, a 21-year-old Palmdale man was shot in the head, carjacked and left for dead in the desert near 180th Street East and Avenue M.

Christian Bojorquez was discovered by a passerby and airlifted to the hospital with life threatening injures.  Bojorquez died nine days later, and authorities asked for the public’s help in finding two suspects, believed to be driving the victim’s charcoal gray Toyota Camry.

Nearly seven months later, authorities have arrested both suspects.

Rosie Lisa Morales, 18, was arrested at a Palmdale motel last week and charged Friday with capital murder and arson.

“It is connected to the carjacking where the guy was shot and left out in the desert to die, and he did die later,” said Lancaster Community Relations Deputy Michael Rust.

“It’s my understanding that they burned the car up,” Rust added, when asked about the arson charge.

Rust said the other suspect, Rudolfo Robert Alcantar, 27, was arrested in early August. Alcantar was charged Friday with capital murder, arson, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court records.

For both Morales and Alcantar, the murder charge carries the special circumstances of lying in wait and murder during a kidnapping and carjacking, which makes it a potential death penalty case.

Morales and Alcantar are being held without bail and are due in court on Monday, October 15 to answer charges.

UPDATED October 15, 2012: Rosie Morales and Rudolfo Alcantar appeared in an Antelope Valley courtroom on October 15, however, neither of them entered a plea. Their arraignment was postponed until November. The AV Times will continue to closely follow this case and bring you more information as it becomes available.

  38 comments for “Suspects arrested in 7-month-old carjack murder case

  1. Saddened Ciizen
    November 11, 2012 at 5:16 am


    I am sorry for your loss. Word cannot describe how sad I am for the lost of your son. I do not know you nor had the privilege of knowing Christian but by the comments he seemed like a great young man. These people will pay for the pain they caused you and for taking a human life. That is unforgivable.

    The person you are looking for is John Eldridge. He is the man that found your son in the desert and called for help.

    May God protect you and your family. You will be in my prayers as will Christian.

  2. Disgusted
    October 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I bet if this so called good girl had been involved in the murder of a loved one these people would not be understanding. Nothing justifies that monster. Can anything be more terrifying than a pregnant woman committing a murder? Disgusting! And that shows how good of a girl she is – a promiscuous one. May she pay for her involvement in this crime as the other animal involved.

    • Wendy
      October 29, 2012 at 1:27 am

      I cannot believe people are defending a murderer and using her age for an excuse! Most of us here were 18 at some point yet we didn’t kill innocent people. Nothing justifies Rosie from being involved in a murder. From a very young age we are taught right from wrong and killing is definitely in the wrong category. And her being associated with Rudy speaks volumes about her character! Yes, her family is in pain but tell that to the mother, sister and cousin who have written in this blog. Tell that to all the people this young man left behind and see if they are that understanding considering that now they have to visit a grave to see this young man. This girl left a human in the desert to die! C’mon that is vicious! In humane!
      And yes god has taught us to forgive but he also told us “eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth” don’t use biblical sayings to justify a murderer because if that us to be done Estelle can go kill Rosie’s family member and be completely justified. This is ludicrous!

      • Anonymous
        October 29, 2012 at 1:36 am

        Everyone is forgetting the real important issue which is a young man was shot and left to die in a desert. His family is devastated. The criminals have been found-justice will be served. There may be many excuses of why Christian was killed but the bottom line is that murder is inexcusable! Instead of defending or excusing everyone should offer a prayer for the soul of Christian and the family who lost him. No matter what drove these people to murder a man at the end of the day a mother cries herself to sleep knowing she will never see her son again and that is heartbreaking.

  3. Mickey
    October 27, 2012 at 7:34 am

    i knew rosie personlly and i can only speak 4 her she would never do such a thing she was forced 2 do so and rudy shall rot in prison 4 this i pray 4 her and send condolence not only 2 Christians family but from Rosies family. WE LOVE U ROSIE AND WILL MISS U DEARLY!!!!! GOD BLESS PLZ BLESS BOTH FAMILIES, NOW TIA NOW!!!!

  4. Danny
    October 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Dang Rosie You Were The Sweetest Girl I Honestly Dont Think You Pulled That Triger Buh You Were In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time With The Wrong Person. I Hope You Dont Get Death Penalty . & The Mother Of The Lost Son Im Sorry For Your Loss.

    • Cathy
      October 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Your Rosie is nothing more than a murderer who deserves the death penalty. Well, no she doesn’t. She deserves to rot in prison until she does of old age. She deserves to be lonely, to never see another day as a free woman. She deserves the faith she is getting. No one forced her to kill Chris. She took his life. Why should she get another chance when Chris will never get another chance to see his family, to eat another meal, to live another day. She helped kill a beautiful being and for that she is a despicable human being. The worst. May everyday she live be filled with pain and loneliness. Chris had a big heart and he most likely forgave her already but I will neve forgive her.

      • Anonymos
        October 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

        I personally know Rosie, and I also know that she didn’t want to be involved, but was in fear for her life. She was basically told if she didn’t go, then she would be killed. I also know that it had been eating away at her soul but she was too afraid to speak up. I also fear for my own safety, as I know what happened, but I had to let you all know whawhy she was there. My heart goes out to Christians family, and I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting christian, but I have a friend who knew him well and spoke very highly of him. He was a sweet and kind person.

        • Cindy
          October 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

          How can someone be “forced” to kill someone? And if her conscience was eating at her why was she hiding in a motel? Why didn’t she go to the police before? That doesn’t come across as innocent to me but as guilty. Why would she be forced to kill Chris? My cousin Chris was beautiful! Incredible. The sweetest boy I have ever met! This sorry excuse for a human being took Chris from our lives! My son will never meet his uncle. What shall I tell him? That a girl was forced to kill him? My beautiful cousin is in heaven, I have no question about that. He is no longer suffering but he left us all with this huge empty spot which will never be filled and for that I ask that anyone involved in his murder be penalized to the maximum. Yet even then, justice will never be served; my cousin is gone. I miss you Chris, I miss you so much.

          • toysoldier
            October 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

            I also knew her and yes when you are pregnant and in fear for you life when it comes down to you and your unborn child what would you have done.
            I can only say from experience and from emotion that no matter what not just one family is in pain here and the ones that are lost i send my prayers to them as for the the others their family is also in pain not only for their actions but are being chastised along with all the pain It does not mean they aren’t sorry for what has happened we are all human. Rosie our love and prayers are with you. She is just a child,,,,God still loves us no matter what and we all need to remember what he wants us to do not what we want,,,,Rosie is just a little girl in a bad situation ….And i guess all of us older women can not say we have never been in a position that our minds at that age was knowing what to or who to be around or do !

          • Flabbergasted
            October 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

            Is this really happening? People defending a murderer? Trying to justify her? What is the world coming to? Disgusted

      • Ashley
        November 7, 2012 at 11:06 am


        Are you kidding me! That’s complete bullshit and to make matters worse it’s even more pathetic and sad that you just said that.
        NOBODY forced her to be there! Yeah, sure it she could have been “threatened” but in reality WHY was she even involved. What kind of shit had she been doing and been involved in that would require fear to have her accomplish things?!?! Nobody makes ANYONE do anything. And for her so called unborn child IT IS SAD that with having another human being inside her, experiencing its kicks, knowing its heart is beating, she would find it in her heart to hurt another. Being that she was going to be A MOTHER how could she find it in her heart to HURT SOMEONE ELSES BABY!! TELL ME! I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT! ‘Cause that was what Chris was to his mother, her baby. 9 months inside her belly and 21 years outside. My aunt experiencing his first words, his first steps, and all those beautiful memories that rest ASSURE are going through her head in these though moments. They’re all going through her head! And what is it with this “not just one family is in pain”? HA! Her family and the other bastard’s family still have those cold-hearted murders in their lives and still with them. How about Chris’s family! Huh!!?? My family has to find comfort in knowing that MY cousin is in HEAVEN! That hopefully in our dreams his face will appear, that our memories will never fade and that we can reminisce with vivid recaptures of those beautiful moments! Without that he is no longer there or here. We depend on our hearts and minds. No matter what we do, how much we cry, beg, pray, yell, He will NEVER return. Their families know that their relatives are ALIVE and behind bars! All we know is that Chris was MURDERED by Rosie and Rudolfo Robert Alcantar. Hopefully justice is served and they rot in prison and in hell.

        • justice
          November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

          Well said! (:

  5. Annon
    October 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    [removed] Rosie. You could of gone places baby girl.

  6. Eagle
    October 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Probably gang related

    • Person
      November 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Does that justify his death?!!??
      The reasonings behind it?!?
      No!What matters is that they are MONSTERS!!!
      They should suffer with A JUST punishment!
      Anyone, even with the slightest smallest involvement should suffer!
      ROTT in HELL and in JAIL!!

  7. Estela
    October 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I am Christian Bojorquez’s mother. I am humbly thanking you all for you kind words and prayers. To be quite honest, this has for obvious reasons, forever changed my life. If these vicious monsters had taken just the car, I would not have cared for after all it is but nothing more than moving metal. What did you gain, from taking my son’s life? You have successfully managed to take his as well as my own, for you have left me a dead person walking. Physically I am here, but you have ruined my life and the life of my family, the life of Christian’s friends and the lives of all those who did not meet my son. I hope justice is served here on Earth, and in the afterlife. Please help me get ahold of the good Samaritan who found my son.

    • Michelle
      October 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      I’m sorry for you loss Estella but fin comfort in knowing that you will see your son again. It is a promise God made to us. Be strong and just know that your son is your guardian angel now. I will pray for you

    • Gaby
      October 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      I’m sorry for your loss. May you find comfort now that his killers have been caught.

    • Kyle
      October 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      I’m sorry for your loss.

      “For The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet The Lord in the air, and so we will always be with The Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these w

    • OHidge
      October 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      My sincerest condolecence to you and your family. I cannot fanthom your pain but I can pray for you. I will pray that you overcome this devastating obstacle that was thrusted upon you by these criminals. May God bless you and your family.

    • Angelica
      October 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      I am outraged to read this article and read the comment from a grieving mother. How can two criminals be responsible for so much pain. Estela, be strong. Your son will be expecting that from you. I don’t know much about procedures but I think the Good Samaritan is crucial evidence which is why they haven’t told you who he is. I recommend you call the DA’s office and talk to the deputy in charge. Maybe they can help you. I do recommend you stay in contact with the DA and form a bond. Remember, he/she is fighting for you; they’re fighting for Christian. I wish you the best.

  8. Concern citizen
    October 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I hope they get the death penalty. Malicious people like these do not deserve to live. Keep updating us, please.

    • Katherine
      October 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

      This girl, she’s just 18 years old! She’s so young yet you said the word right- she’s malicious. She may not fully understand the gravity of her mistakes but she will. Once her young face is etched with lines of age and her young body has been aged she will see. Stupid girl did not harm christian. He is in heaven without any suffering. He harmed herself. Cheated herself out of an education, husband, family. She cheated herself from a living. That to me is punishment enough.

      Keep updating us on this case, please

      • Barb
        October 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        Amen to that

  9. Megan
    October 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Thank you for the follow up. Keep us posted

  10. Evelyn
    October 16, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Thank you for following up on this story. This incident shook up my household and we have not stopped praying for the family. As a community we were appalled that this heinous crime happened and in daylight! What a terrible time that someone cannot go run some errands without getting hurt! We must stand up against these thugs and show them that we will not tolerate violence especially to this magnitude!

  11. Flor
    October 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

    To those of you who prayed along with our family, I’d like to thank you for your thoughts and heartfelt prayers. To the good Samaritan that found my brother, my family and I are forever thankful and see you as a member of our family; God bless you and your loved ones always and forever.

    • Steven
      October 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      My condolecence to you and your family. What was done to your brother was truly horrid. I know my words may not comfort you in fact you may even resent them but here they are anyways. Your brother is in Heaven now; you should have no doubt. He is with our Lord, out father. I imagine your heart is broken but keep in mind Our Lord does everything for a reason. Your brother is in Paradise now and you will see him again. Have faith in that. We as humans must suffer in order to truly appreciate the blessings of our Lord. My prayers go out to your mother and family. May this tragedy unite you all and make you stronger. My prayers go out for you and I will have your family in my prayers. God bless

  12. Victoria
    October 12, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Rejoice! They have been caught! Justice has been served! Rejoice, our Lord has heard our prayers and these animals will rot in hell. Please Lord, bless the Bojorquez family especially the mother. No mother should ever have to go through the pain she is enduring. God bless you Chris

  13. Mary
    October 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

    They got them, sweet angel, they arrested the scumbags who hurt you. These parasites will get what they deserve for hurting a beautiful man like you. They got them, dear boy and even then their punishment will never be good enough. But you sweet angel, were too good to be here. God wanted one of his most precious angels by his side. Sleep, beautiful angel, rest in peace. They will harm you no more. Enjoy heaven dear boy. You are missed, very missed precious baby, there will never be another generous heart like yours, ever. Sleep, angelic baby for heaven is your new home. I love you Chris and I miss you.

  14. Niccki
    October 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    My condolences to the Bojorquez family!
    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you’ll find the strength to move on. Its going to take time but with time you’ll in a sense heal.
    You can now rest knowing they have been caught. And i’ll keep it in my prayers that if they don’t get a just conviction here on earth they will get it once they’re with our creator!

  15. Niccki
    October 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I love you Chris!
    And I miss you very much!
    They’ve Finally caught them, hon.
    Now go on,you’re done here, you’re finished helping us find these petrified dogs.
    Now go back to resting in paradise with God.

  16. Laura
    October 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I personally knew Chris. He was the sweetest man on Earth. These people had no right to end such a beautiful life. He had plans for the future. He wanted to finish school and better himself. These bastards took advantage of his kindness and for that they will pay. May the rot in prison th rest of their miserable lives and in hell afterwards. Animals like them do not deserve to live. RIP beautiful Christian; these animals can hurt you no more.

  17. AVtime reader
    October 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Death penalty on those cowards is another WASTE TAX MONEY, because no one execute since 2006. There are 727+ offenders on California’s death row that we pay for their “American” basic life. There are a lot good people did not have a minimum human life. WHERE IS CIVILIZATION?

  18. toria
    October 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Cowards…..I hope they get what they deserve!

  19. Cheryl
    October 3, 2012 at 9:33 am


    • Julie
      October 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Thank goodness, I have thought about this family and crime often. So glad suspects are in custody. Thanks to any tipsters and the authorities!

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