In the lottery that is life, some will be lucky, while others will simply lose. A three-year-old girl from Mexico was one of those who weren’t so fortunate.
When her mother remarried, the girl had acquired a stepfather from hell, who will eventually cause her demise.
It was even caught on a CCTV footage.
“Harrowing CCTV footage shows the killer, identified only as Jose David N., repeatedly tossing the child into the water,” said a Mirror report. “The little girl—who could not swim—is seen struggling to stay afloat as her stepfather stands by and watches.”
According to reports, the family had been out on a vacation on August 12, 2015.
While the child’s mother was sleeping on their hotel room, the stepfather brought the girl with him to the public pool.
Other patrons of the hotel were present when the incident transpired, and they were seen scrambling out of the pool.
Sadly, the tot drowned to death.
Even more upsetting is the fact that the stepfather pleaded surprise during a court hearing after he was told that his stepdaughter had drowned.
Thankfully there was a CCTV footage showing what had really occurred, and it was enough to have him convicted and jailed with no possibility of parole.
It hasn’t been made clear what the intentions of the stepfather were, or the reasons that led him to kill his stepdaughter.
“After deliberation, judges Juan Salvador Alonso Mejia, Ana Lilia Garcia Cardona and Noe Reyes Millan found him guilty of killing her,” the same report said.
“Judge Garcia Cardona told the court how the stepfather even dragged the little girl’s hair and held her tiny body in such a position in the water that she was unable to breathe.”
When the CCTV footage was made public, it caused a massive outrage across South America.
The stepfather is now facing 100 years in jail.
Republished with permission from: theAsianparent Philippines