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In Teens in "Theme Park Murder" Found Guilty, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 5, 2009 at 8:33 am

Well let’s hope that the below young ladies learn their lesson and get some much needed psychiatric treatment. Not much to say about this story except but WOW..children are have become murders..

Coyfee signing off…

 

Teens in “Theme Park Murder” Found Guilty

Teegirlsns in “Theme Park Murder” Found Guilty KTLA News 10:39 PM PDT, August 3, 2009 Anna Salinas & Dayana Cordova Related links Teens Found Guilty in “Theme Park Murder” Video MURRIETA — Two teenagers have been found guilty of carjacking and murdering a 20-year-old mother so they could take her car to Knott’s Berry Farm. Anna Alejandra Salinas was found guilty of murder, carjacking, kidnapping, child abuse and a gun use allegation. She was 15 when Angelina Arias was shot to death and her baby taken to Perris and abandoned.

 

Co-defendant Dayana Cordova, who was 16 at the time of the October 2007 crimes, was found guilty earlier today of murder, carjacking and kidnapping charges. Cordova faces life in prison with no parole. Prosecutors say it was Salinas, now 17, who fired the gun that killed Arias. Because Salinas was 15 at the time of the murder, she does not face special circumstance allegations. She could be sent to prison for 53 years, according to prosecutor Daniel DeLimon. Sentencing for both defendants is set for Sept. 11. The teens allegedly killed Arias so they could take her car to Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County for a Halloween event. Investigators believe the girls saw a Chrysler 300 and went into a restaurant to find the owner, who turned out to be Arias, and that she offered them a ride. After she stopped to pick up her 9-month-old daughter, Salinas allegedly shot the woman twice in the head, according to prosecutors.

 

The girls allegedly dumped her body on the side of the road, and Salinas then drove to Perris, where they abandoned the baby on the doorstep of a home picked at random. The baby — who was not harmed — was not found for several hours, authorities said. Cordova was arrested at her home the next day, tracked down with the help of a school resource officer and surveillance tape from a liquor store, which she entered before the shooting. Salinas was caught driving the victim’s car.

 

In the video of the girls left alone together in an interview room at the sheriff’s station, the teens ate burgers and fries and slurped sodas, while they laughed about the events surrounding the shooting. After they were informed the woman had died and they were up for prosecution for murder and kidnapping, they at first cried and then blamed the woman for giving them a ride. “Nobody told her (expletive) to give us a ride,” Cordova said on the tape. Jurors said outside court that the deciding factor in Cordova’s conviction was a candid video recording of Cordova talking with Salinas in a sheriff’s interview room after their arrests.

 “There didn’t seem to be any remorse,” said one juror, who declined to give his name. 

“They were laughing and joking … about it,” he said.

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