A man from Long Beach California sexually abused his 9-year-old stepdaughter several times, then decided to slash her throat with a razor, leading to her death. For this horrific crime against a child he should be taking care of, the man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison.
Jacinto Trujillo, 36, pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and oral copulation with a child 10 years old or younger. He likewise admitted to using a razor blade to kill the young child. Judge Gary Ferrari of the Los Angeles Superior Court swiftly gave the sentence and ordered Trujillo to register as a lifetime sex offender.
The disturbing thing is Trujillo had been raising his stepdaughter since she was a baby. The victim has been identified only as Xiomara J.
On the night of April 27, 2012, Trujillo was walking hand in hand with the fourth-grader near Woodruff Avenue and Willow Street in Long Beach, when he took out the blade, cut her throat and then left her bleeding by the nearby Los Altos Methodist Church parking lot. Officers later found Trujillo beside the girl’s body with self-inflicted stab wounds.
Trujillo also later confessed to investigators that he had forced the young girl to orally copulate with him on several occasions. Prosecutors said the abuse happened beginning Nov. 1st 2011 until the girl’s murder.
The original charges against Trujillo included a special circumstance allegation that the young girl was murdered because she was also a witness to a crime, making Trujillo eligible for the death penalty.
The reports and court documents do not make clear where the girl’s mother was during or after all these horrific events.