A 31-year-old Texas woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to a crime involving Facebook, kidnapping, and murder.
Adriana Lisa Castillo Perez has been given life without the possibility of parole for the murder of Leslie Escobar Perez and subsequent kidnapping of her baby, two-week old Abcde Perez.
According to Amarillo Globe-News, Adriana Perez first met her victim on Facebook, in a group dedicated to buying and selling baby items. She apparently saw a post from Leslie Perez, who was gushing about her new baby.
A. Perez reportedly contacted L. Perez and offered her free clothing and a crib – and the two planned to meet at L. Perez's home.
The Amarillo Globe picks it up from there:
The two arranged to meet at Leslie Perez’s home on December 23, where authorities said Adriana Perez stabbed her multiple times and fled with Abcde.
Authorities found Leslie Perez outside the home where she had crawled after being stabbed.
“She … fought for her life,” McDonough said. “She fought for that baby.”
A neighbor reported a strange vehicle had been at the family’s home earlier in the day. The neighbor described the vehicle to police and authorities broadcast an alert to nearby law enforcement agencies.
Adriana Perez was stopped as she drove to Pampa by a Gray County Sheriff’s deputy later that night. She had the infant and the murder weapon in her possession, McDonough said. Abcde had not been injured.
It's hard to find a silver lining in a story as screwed up at this one – but the fact that Abcde was so young at the time of the crime means that she won't remember it. The victim's family is reportedly content with the sentence.
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