Dad VICTOR GARDEA has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his 4-month-old daughter. He apparently got "frustrated" and bashed her in the head and torso.
Provo father pleads guilty to killing infant daughter
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 07/30/2009 06:19:36 PM MDT
A Provo man on Thursday admitted to beating and killing his 4-month-old daughter.
Victor Gardea pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder. He faces 15 years to life in prison when sentenced Sept. 10 in 4th District Court in Provo.
Jasmine Gardea died Sept. 9, 2008, of injuries she suffered a day earlier. Deputy Utah County Attorney Ryan Peters said the prosecution told the court on Thursday that Gardea became frustrated with the girl and struck her once in the head and once in her torso.