Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The horrific murders of three young children in 2004 has produced a new sentence for one of the convicted defendants.
Alex DeMetrick reports although he was originally facing life in prison, Policarpio Espinoza Perez may one day be set free.
During the last nine years, Espinoza Perez has been tried three times in the courthouse. There was a mistrial, then a first-degree murder conviction which was overturned on appeal and finally last month, he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
And at the center of all three trials was the devastating loss caused by the brutal murder of three young children in 2004. A sister and brother and their young cousin were beaten and nearly decapitated. Espinoza Perez was arrested soon after, along with Adan Canela, whose third trial has yet to be held.
“I don’t understand. I don’t understand. I don’t understand nothing,” said his…
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