Kansas Man Convicted of Capital Murder
Associated Press - Fri 07:27 PM 06/22/2012
24-year-old Luis Aguirre has been convicted of capital murder for the September 2009 killings of his ex-girlfriend and their son.
A northeastern Kansas man has been convicted of capital murder for the September 2009 killings of his ex-girlfriend and their son.
KMAN-AM reports the jury in Riley County District Court deliberated only a few hours Friday afternoon before returning the verdict against 24-year-old Luis Aguirre.
Aguirre was charged with suffocating 18-year-old Tanya Maldonado and the couple's 13-month old son, Juan, at the young woman's home in Manhattan. A hunter found the bodies the following month in a shallow grave near Ogden.
The judge ordered the jury to return to court July 9 to decide whether Aguirre should be executed or receive a lesser sentence, such as life in prison.
Evidence in the trial included video of Aguirre telling investigators the deaths were accidental. The defense rested without calling any witnesses.
Information from: KMAN-AM.