Carlos Marlo Hernandez-Ventura was sentenced to three life terms after killing Lourdes Flor De Leake, 34, Melany Elizabeth Barraza, 14, and Juan Jimenez, 78 with a machete in late-October. Hernandez-Ventura was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder on March 21.
The murder trial began March 13 and lasted eight days.
Before Hernandez-Ventura’s sentencing began on Friday, Dallas County Attorneys, Shaun Wieser and Erica Clark read aloud letters written by Flor De Leake’s sister and Juan Jimenez’s son.
Erica Clark read Jennifer Hernandez, Flor’s sister’s statement.
“What person kills the people they supposedly love? How dare you touch my family; you are the reason two sweet children will not have their mother or sister in their lives anymore,” Clark read aloud.
Juan Hernandez-Jimenez described how his last memories of his father would forever be embedded into his mind.
“I saw how my dad went from being my model to being in a coma,” Wieser read aloud. “There are many memories of him, but all of those are overshadowed by the last images I saw of him while he was in the hospital.”
Following the statements, Judge Paul Huscher asked Hernandez-Ventura if there was anything he wished to say about the case or the crime.
“I have nothing to say,” Hernandez-Ventura told his translator.
Hernandez-Ventura was later sentenced to three life consecutive life terms. He will not be eligible for parole.