Veronica Aguilar, an undocumented, the Los Angeles woman is on trial for the alleged murder, and child abuse – of her malnourished 11-year-old son was found dead, with a weight of 34 pounds, in a closet, according to a new report. Los Angeles Police Department)
An undocumented Los Angeles-a woman on trial for the alleged murder, and child abuse – of her malnourished 11-year-old boy was found dead in a closet, with a weight of only 34 pounds, according to a new report.
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KABC reported that the authorities are confused as to how the Veronica Aguilar, apparently, was keeping her special needs son, Yonatan Aguilar a secret from the rest of the family for three years.
The boy’s step-father, Jose Pinzon, testified that the mother of four children, told him, ” Yonatan, was sent to Mexico to be the best.
Yonatan’s death, was found wrapped in a blanket in a closet in August of 2016.
“I saw a very skinny, weak-looking child, who, at that time, looked at me, like, a 5-, 6 -, or 7-year-old boy,” said LAPD Det. Abel Munoz, the news outlet reported.
A doctor testified that the boy was so malnourished that his knee bone was the largest part of the leg.
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Aguilar faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted and is in jail in lieu of $2 million bail since their initial arrest, the Metro reported.