DALLAS — A person was sentenced to life in jail Thursday after being discovered responsible of taking pictures two Dallas hospital staff final yr whereas preventing along with his girlfriend, who had simply died. She gave birth to their child.
Nestor Hernandez, 31, was discovered responsible of capital homicide within the October 2022 taking pictures deaths of Jacqueline Bucoa, 45, a social employee, and Katie Annette Flowers, 63, a nurse, at Methodist Dallas Medical Middle. He was routinely sentenced to life imprisonment with out the potential for parole. Prosecutors didn’t search the dying penalty.
Protection attorneys requested jurors to contemplate a lesser cost, acknowledging that Hernandez opened fireplace however mentioned he didn’t intend to kill anybody. Taking the stand at trial, Hernandez admitted to taking pictures the 2 ladies however mentioned it was an accident.
Dallas County District Lawyer John Creuzot advised the jury that Hernandez went to the hospital that day feeling “rage, resentment, rage and a plan to kill.” Prosecutor George Lewis mentioned Hernandez was motivated by the idea that his girlfriend had cheated on him and that he was not the kid’s father. Through the trial, the prosecution introduced proof that it was so.
Hernandez’s girlfriend, Selena Villatoro, testified that he accused her of infidelity and pistol-whipped her. She mentioned he threatened to kill himself and anybody who entered the room, and when Buqua entered, Hernandez shot her.
Hernandez testified that in his combat with Villatoro, Bucua tried to intervene however the gun didn’t fireplace. He mentioned he then shot into the hallway in a panic, hanging Flowers.
Hernandez was shot within the thigh by a hospital police officer who arrived on the scene.
On the time of the taking pictures, Hernandez was on parole for aggravated theft and was given permission to be on the hospital whereas carrying an ankle monitor.