Two female accused of beating a younger mom to demise about a guy will keep on being in jail.
Channel 2′s Matt Johnson was in Gwinnett County, where by we showed you 17-calendar year-aged Janine Gonzalez’s psychological moments in court, for Channel 2 Motion News at 4 p.m.
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Law enforcement said Gonzalez and 27-12 months-old Antonetta Stevens killed Ashley Bocanegra in August by beating her to demise — all for the reason that she was sleeping with Stevens’ boyfriend.
Stevens was relationship Gonzalez’s brother. The gals are accused of employing his mobile phone to trick Bocanegra into conference them, then punched and kicked her right until she couldn’t breathe.
Bocanegra died from internal bleeding in her lungs.
Gonzalez was in tears through her court look Thursday as the choose laid out the circumstance in opposition to her.
Law enforcement said Stevens commenced the battle and Gonzalez joined in.
In courtroom, police employed movie that the ladies shot themselves towards them.
Gonzalez’s legal professionals have argued that she was just a bystander, but prosecutors stated the video clip proves that is not the case. Police said Gonzalez is the one particular who filmed Stevens as she begun fighting and building threats.
“She questioned Ms. Janine Gonzalez, ‘Do you want any of this?’ To which Ms. Gonzalez replied, ‘I do.’ And she arrived and kicked her about 3 instances on her facet,” law enforcement stated. “You can obviously hear her say, ‘I’m likely to murder you,’ about five situations. ‘Are you all set to die?’ and, ‘I could do even worse.’”
Gonzalez argued that she really should be tried for involuntary manslaughter, not felony murder. But police argued that one particular of the last texts that Bocanegra sent implicated Gonzalez. The textual content was directed at Gonzalez’s brother.
“It claimed, ‘I was fantastic right up until your sister kicked me in the upper body and again region,’” law enforcement mentioned.
Both of those women keep on being in jail with no bond.