Anthony Avalos case: Mother, boyfriend get life without parole
Heather was Maxine Baron and her boyfriend, Karim Ernesto Leyva punished Life in prison without parole for the 2018 torture and murder of Barron’s 10-year-old son, Anthony Avalos.
Baron, now 33, and Leiva, now 37, were found guilty March 7 in a non-jury trial on each count of torture and murder.
Barron called 911 at 12:15 a.m. on June 20, 2018, to find her son unresponsive. Barron and Leyva told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who arrived at their home in Lancaster that Avalos had suffered injuries from an accidental fall.
Avalos died at the hospital the next day. Investigators are treating the boy’s death as suspicious. They later determined that she had been tortured, abused and beaten for years.
During the last five days of his life, Avalos was whipped with a belt and a looped cord, dropped on his head and had hot sauce poured over his face and face, according to prosecutors.
Avalos’ family members, including her father, filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County alleging the failure of multiple social workers, who had Previously visited Lancaster Home. the country disposal With lawyers for $32 million for the family in May 2022.
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From 2013 until Avalos’ death in 2018, the LA County Department of Children and Family Services received reports that Anthony and his six half-siblings were deprived of food and water, beaten, sexually assaulted, hung upside down from stairs, I had to curl up. According to the plaintiff’s court papers, they were held for hours while holding heavy objects, locked in small spaces without access to bathrooms, forced to fight with each other and forced to eat from dirt.
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