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Woman Receives 25-Years-To-Life For Sedating Special Needs Son To Death

On Friday, a mother was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of her special needs son, Law and Crime reported.

Veronica Aguilar faced the consequences of her actions and pleaded no contest to assaulting 11-year-old Jonathan Daniel Aguilar. law and crime. The boy suffered years of neglect and abuse, ultimately leading to his untimely death. At sentencing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fiddler described the “fear and horror” Jonathan must have endured in his final moments. according to To City News Service.

The case has garnered a lot of attention, with former Los Angeles Police Department detective Moses Castillo poignantly speaking in court, suggesting that if Jonathan had been able to speak, he would have told his mother, “I love you” and “I forgive you.” did. According to City News Service.

“He was an innocent child whose life was tragically and unjustly cut short by years of neglect and abuse at the hands of his mother,” said L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott. (Related: Mother charged with murder after 7-year-old daughter's body found decomposing in closet)

Details of the alleged abuse were revealed during the trial, with Aguilar describing her son as “pure evil.” She also admitted to sedating him and hiding him in a closet, her Law and Crime reported. The boy's stepfather was unaware of the situation because Aguilar had misled the boy into thinking Jonathan was in Mexico for treatment, the paper said.

According to Law and Crime, the incident first came to light on August 22, 2016, when police were alerted to a suspicious death involving a child. According to the report, Jonathan's stepfather found Jonathan's body wrapped in a blanket in a closet at his home. Paramedics found severe malnutrition and signs of physical abuse and pronounced the boy dead at the scene, the report said.

According to Law & Crime, court records reveal that Jonathan was kept in a closet for three years before his death. His teachers reported that he frequently showed up to school hungry, stealing food, and with a black eye and other injuries. Aguilar eventually pulled him out of school and falsely claimed to have sent him to a special school in Mexico.

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