Dad JOSE DERAS gets 50 years for his crimes. Notice that Dad appeared to be babysitting when he murdered the baby, as he raped Mom after she got home.
Man Gets Prison for Raping Wife and Beating Infant Daughter to Death
The 10-month-old girl died of blunt force trauma.
12:23 a.m. PDT, March 21, 2012
SOUTH GATE (KTLA) -- A 21-year old man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison for the beating death of his 10-month-old daughter.
Jose Deras was convicted February 7 of second degree murder for the Jan. 2011 killing.
The Salvadoran native also was convicted of sexually assaulting his wife.
Authorities say he beat the young girl, identified as Valerie, at their home in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue.
Deputy District Attorney Heba Matta says the child was punched numerous times in her chest and hit over the head with a shoe causing fractures to her skull.
After the attack, prosecutors say Deras hid the girl's body in the car.
When his wife got home Deras tied her up and sodomized her.
Deras fled to Mexico following the rape and murder, but was located by authorities and returned to Los Angeles