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Maximum penalty for killing your son

The 9th Trial Court of the state of Aragua issued a sentence of 30 years in prison against Arelis Álvarez and José Mendoza

The 9th Trial Court of the state of Aragua issued a sentence of 30 years in prison against Arelis Teresa Álvarez Pérez (32) and José Leonardo Mendoza Peña (36), for their responsibility in the murder of their one year and five month old son, reported the Public Ministry.

This event occurred on December 29, 2023 in the city of Maracay, Girardot municipality of Aragua state.

That day, the boy's mother and stepfather admitted him as an emergency to the Maracay Military Hospital. Doctors, who initially treated the infant for respiratory distress, also realized that he had bodily injuries. After several attempts at resuscitation and intubation, the minor died.

During the trial, the 16th prosecutor's office of Aragua ratified the accusation against Álvarez Pérez for the crime of qualified intentional homicide and cruel treatment. For its part, the accusation against Mendoza Peña for the crime of commission by omission of the first type of criminal offense and cruel treatment was ratified.

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