According to the Austin American-Statesman, Krystle Villanueva was sentenced to life in prison for the terrible crime she committed by stabbing and beheading her five-year-old daughter "because she wanted cereal."
"I have been doing this job for over forty years," Hays Police Chief Gary Cutler told the same outlet, "and it is one of the most unpleasant cases I have ever seen or would have had to be part of the investigation."
The girl's grandfather Eustorgio Arellano spoke to emergencies and told them that Krystle attacked him from behind and without warning, stabbing him in the head and back, according to the Hays County District Attorney.
While the grandfather managed to flee, he warned the police that she was still inside the house with her daughter. Negotiators and special teams came to the crime scene prepared for a possible scene in which the girl was used as a hostage, but Villanueva herself called 911 from her home to notify the police that she had killed her daughter “because she asked cereals".
When the police quickly raided the house, they found the victim's mother freshly bathed and without clothes. The girl was in her bedroom "stabbed to death and beheaded."
The defenders of the alleged murderer asked the jury to declare her not guilty, because it was a moment of madness: “Mrs. Villanueva assures that, at the time of the attacks, she was convinced that her daughter and father-in-law had been replaced by clones and that I had to kill them to bring them back,”they explained in a statement.
Krystle Villanueva PHOTO: Hayes County Sheriff
Wes Mau, a criminal lawyer for the Hays County district, said: “These events leave an indelible mark on all of us who were involved in the case, especially the girl's relatives. All of us who work on this case will be traumatized forever because of what Villanueva did to his innocent little girl.”
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