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Week of July 18-24
Man and Woman Strangle Newborn to Death
A couple whose immigration status is “unknown,” though they were both born in Mexico, was arrested after allegedly strangling the woman’s newborn infant in the maternity ward of St. John’s Medical Center. Andrea Torralba, 20, and her boyfriend, David Villa, 21, told police that they smothered the baby boy named “Diego” because Torralba said she didn’t want the child and Villa was not the father.
Baby Diego’s life was ended just one day after it had begun.
Sgt. Brandon Ordelheide said: “By the looks of the nurses, they did everything they could to try and revive that kid. I can tell you this is probably one of the worst things these detectives can go through, is something like this, but we’re still trying to figure out what happened.”
Online jail records indicate Villa was employed as a “field worker.” The couple was arrested, and each was given a $5 million bail.
In a statement, St. John’s reminded parents that there are anonymous alternatives. “While we deal with tragedies every day, the staff at St. John’s Regional Medical Center are devastated by the incident. In the midst of this investigation, it is timely to remind our community of California’s Safe Surrender Law wherein: Newborn infants can be dropped off at any safe surrender site such as hospitals, fire stations and police stations, within 72 hours of birth, with no questions asked.”
Dreamer Booked on 437 Felonies – Molestation of Children
Lake Elsinore, CA
Edwin Sangalang, a 45-year-old “Dreamer,” was arrested after officials discovered he’d been sexually assaulting a young teen girl over the past four years since she was nine. Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. R. Ricken said the suspect was arrested at his place of employment “for approximately 200 counts of felony sexual assault.”
Sangalang was booked at Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta with a total of 437 felony charges. That includes 156 counts of aggravated sexual assault (rape) of a minor, 156 counts of aggravated sexual assault (sexual penetration), of a minor, 52 counts of sodomy with a child younger than 10 years old, 52 counts of oral copulation with a child younger than 10 years old, and one count of continual sexual abuse of a child.
Bail is set at $1 million.
Previously Deported Man Shot a Mother and Her Two Children
Des Moines, IA
Guatemalan national Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana, 31, is currently being held on a $3 million cash bond for three counts of first-degree murder. According to a witness, the suspect got into an argument with 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez and shot her, then went inside the condo and shot and killed her two children, 11-year-old Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores and five-year-old Ever Jose Mejia-Flores. However, Escobar-Orellana claims he shot the young mother in self-defense after she shot and killed her own children. Authorities say ballistic evidence supports the witness’ account.
Police said Flores-Rodriguez met the suspect in her home country of Honduras and that she came to Iowa to work with him. Escobar-Orellana, a self-employed roofer, allowed the victim and her children to move into the home he already shared with his wife and children, who were not home when the shootings took place.
According to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the suspect gave police the false name of Marvin Esquivel-Lopez at the time of arrest. It turns out Escobar-Orellana was deported in 2010 and 2011, according to Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for ICE. In 2010, he was convicted of illegal entry into the US and in 2011 deportation stemmed from another unauthorized entry near Laredo, Texas. He was sentenced to 15 days and forbidden to return illegally to the US. Immigrants who re-enter the country illegally after previously being deported can be charged with a felony, which could be punishable by up to 20 years in prison.