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Castillo, Forde both indicted on wives’ deaths

Kelvin Forde
Braulio Castillo

Two men accused of murdering their wives in March were both indicted May 19 in this month's meeting of the Loudoun County Grand Jury.

Braulio Marcelo Castillo, 43, of Ashburn was indicted for first degree murder, breaking and entering with intent to commit murder and violation of a protective order for the killing of his estranged wife, Michelle, 43.

Kelvin Nathaniel Forde, 50, of Baltimore, was indicted with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for allegedly killing his wife March 11.

Michelle Castillo was found by police March 20 hanging from a basement shower after her children couldn't find her and neighbors called for a welfare check.

An investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office revealed that Michelle Castillo had apparently been beaten. Police also were able to obtain surveillance footage from a neighbor that show someone walking up Michelle Castillo's driveway at 8:05 p.m. and then leaving at 12:30 a.m.

David Meeker, a family friend who currently has custody of the four minor Castillo children, identified the man in the video as Braulio Castillo.

β€œHis right leg bows out when he runs,” Meeker explained at Castillo's May 14 preliminary hearing. β€œHe has a distinct gait.”

Forde and his wife, Ruby C. Forde, were driving to Loudoun from their home in Baltimore so that Ruby could meet her sister in anticipation of the women's trip to Jamaica.

According to testimony during Forde's May 15 preliminary hearing, the couple pulled over in the area of Woolsthorpe Drive and Hambrick Lane, just outside of Leesburg, to talk. The two had been having marital problems, and Ruby Forde had filed for separation papers.

During the argument, Kelvin Forde pulled out a gun and shot his wife in the head.

Ruby Forde had just turned 55 that day.

After he shot her, Kelvin Forde called 911 and was arrested. Police found several fired rounds in the car.


They have a bunch in common, maybe they can share a room in prison.

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