Friday, 23 September 2016

Man caught on CCTV drowning his stepdaughter in a hotel pool, sentenced to 100 years in prison

A man, identified only as Jose David N, was caught throwing his 3-year-old stepdaughter in a hotel swimming pool in Mexico multiple times, causing her to drown. This happened on the 12th of August 2015 while the little girl's mother was sleeping in their hotel room. Shocking surveillance footage which caused outrage in Mexico when released, showed David N throwing the girl into the water at a hotel in the city of Morelia, Michoacan in August 2015.
She is seen battling to keep herself afloat, while the murderer stands at the side of the pool doing nothing. The helpless little girl could not swim, and others around did nothing to try and save her. At one point he throws her in and walks away before returning and tossing her back in when she is fully-clothed.

He then held her tiny body in such a position that she was unable to breathe. He later threw a flotation device at her even though he knew she wouldn't be able to reach it.

The girls mother, who is a nurse, did not realize her child was dead until she saw the lifeless girl in front of the TV and rushed her to hospital. She died a short time later. Autopsy showed she died from secondary drowning.

The mother claimed she did not know her daughter was being mistreated until she saw the shocking video clips. The stepfather was arrested, detained by the police and arraigned in court.

After deliberation, judges Juan Salvador Alonso Mejia, Ana Lilia Garcia Cardona and Noe Reyes Millan found him guilty of aggravated murder. Although the defence had tried to suggest that the little girl had died outside the pool and not in the water, this was rejected by the judges. He has also been been jailed without a chance of parole.

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