Monday, November 15, 2010

Murder charged dropped against dad accused in death of 6-week-old son--after CPS fails to submit all the documents (League City, Texas)

Note that the reason capital murder charges have been dropped against dad JOSE ISAIAS HERRERA have nothing to do with the father's actions per se. But rather, it has to do with CPS's failure to submit all the required documents for an infant death that took place over 3 years ago (yet another CPS f*** up).

Also notice that Daddy is being kept in jail without bail on an immigration detention (BIG stuff in Texas--being on the wrong side of a boundary line). So basically he's being locked up for not having a green card, not for killing a baby. This is what's sick about our culture right now. Had this killer daddy been an American citizen, he'd be walking around. Why do we care more about papers and documents than the lives of babies and children? And why is there no mention of the mom?


Capital murder charge dropped against teen father accused in infant son's death

After charging a man with capital murder in the death of his 6-week-old son, prosecutors in its place will try the man on a charge of injury to a child.

Jose Isaias Herrera,19, remained behind bars without bail on an immigration detention, arising from an incident on October 27, 2007, at his home in League City, where the child Jose Herrera Jr. was found dead.

Judge Lonnie Cox postponed the capital murder trial, originally scheduled to begin last month, until December 6 after child protective services did not submit all documents the case.

The state then indicted Herrera on an injury to a child charge, and the defendant’s attorney stated they are happy with the changes because it changes the punishment options.

An injury to a child charge is the same first-degree felony as capital murder and can carry a life sentence, First Assistant Prosecutor Donna Goode said.

Prosecutors plan to inquire about a deadly weapon finding, if founded guilty, Herrera would not be eligible for parole until serving half his sentence.

Injury to a child carries a wide punishment range of five to 99 years to life or even probation.

Herrera still plans to plead not guilty.