Murder and Child Endangerment Charges Filed In Infant Death Case
February 22, 2013
The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office has filed felony charges of murder and child endangerment against a 47-year-old man allegedly involved in the disappearance and death of an infant last weekend.
Jesus Espinoza Jr., who is being represented by a public defender, has not yet made a plea, according to Stephanie Hulsey, assistant district attorney. He’s expected to enter his plea on Tuesday.
On Feb.19 police discovered the body of 10-month-old Angelle Negron, who was reported missing from Castroville over the weekend. Police went on a search for Espinoza, who is believed to be Negron’s father, and the infant, but could find neither.
Espinoza was arrested at a bus depot in Los Angeles on Feb. 18 after police received information the man was heading to Mexico.
Police recovered Negron’s body using information Espinoza provided.
The child endangerment charge comes with an enhancement stating it resulted in death, Hulsey said.
Espinoza is being held on $1.2 million bail.