03-03-2006, 04:41 PM #1Registered User
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FL - Jerry Devane Wiggins, "nanny killer", sentenced for two additional crimes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Coral Springs man charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of a Peruvian nanny will spend 15 years in prison for having sex with a teenage girl.
Jerry Wiggins was convicted last month in Broward County on lewd and lascivious battery charges in the November 2003 incident with the 14-year-old girl.
Wiggins was indicted in Palm Beach County last year in the 2004 strangling of Peruvian-born Monica Rivera Valdizan.
He is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual battery and attempted sexual battery. Wiggins could face the death penalty if convicted.
Rivera Valdizan came to the United States several months before her murder, then took a baby-sitting position in suburban Boca Raton so she could stay in Florida and work on her English.
Her body was found in some bushes in January fifth, 2004, three days after she was abducted from a supermarket.
Another case for DP
10-16-2014, 07:22 PM #2
For nearly 10 years, a former New Jersey handyman with limited intelligence named Jerry Devane Wiggins has been accused of the kidnapping, rape and strangulation murder of a West Boca nanny.
Whether or not the 38-year-old defendant will be found guilty and spend the rest of his life in a Florida prison is now up to a Palm Beach County jury. The 12 jurors told Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes they wanted to begin deliberations at 9 a.m. Friday.
10-17-2014, 03:57 PM #3
Jerry Wiggins, 38, was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual battery and attempted sexual battery.
Wiggins was on trial in the death of Monica Rivera-Valdizan, 26, whose body was found dumped on the side of a road in January 2004. He was arrested a year later after DNA evidence from a rape investigation in North Carolina linked him to samples taken from Rivera-Valdizan's fingernails.
10-18-2014, 11:56 AM #4Registered User
Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes, imposing three consecutive life sentences plus five years, said Wiggins, 38, "committed horrible, unspeakable acts on Monica Valdizan. It's as brutal a murder as I've seen in 33 years of being in the criminal justice system."
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02-13-2015, 09:03 PM #5
Lorraine Childress says she continues to have panic attacks, and repeatedly checks the locks on her doors each night — more than 11-1/2 years after an intruder attacked her and her husband at knifepoint.
But now she's thankful a Palm Beach County jury last week convicted Jerry Wiggins — who previously gained notoriety for raping and killing a West Boca nanny — in the July 11, 2003 pre-dawn home invasion near Lantana.
"Your home is supposed to be your safe place," Childress told Circuit Judge Stephen Rapp Tuesday, just before Wiggins received a 90-year sentence for his latest convictions... for the crimes of attempted first-degree murder with a weapon and burglary with assault or battery while armed.
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