TX - Rebecca Zavala, 3, found dead in bucket, Laredo, Feb 2019 *parents arrested*

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  1. JoeFromLB

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    Update: Remains of three-year-old found in west Laredo apartment

    Two parents are facing multiple charges related to the investigation surrounding the death of their three-year-old -daughter.

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    32-year-old Gerardo Zavala Loredo and 37-year-old Monica Dominguez

    Laredo Police arrested the mother, 37-year-old Monica Dominguez and father, 32-year-old Gerardo Zavala Loredo for allegedly covering up the death of their daughter, Rebecca Zavala.
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    When authorities arrived at the scene, they began securing the area and requested assistance from the Laredo Fire Department HAZMAT Unit.

    When authorities searched the home, they found a bucket with human remains hidden inside one of the bedroom closets.

    According to officers, the mother stated that the child allegedly drowned while she was under no adult supervision.

    Both Monica Dominguez and Gerardo Zavala allegedly attempted to dispose of the body by putting it inside a container full of acid.

    So far both of the parents have been charged with evidence tampering, endangering a child and abuse of a corpse.

    The couple had a total of five kids including the victim, all of the other four children have been turned over to Child Protective Services.

    Meanwhile, the investigation remains ongoing.
     


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    Omg. How do people come up with such ideas?
    I was getting ready to eat lunch. My appetite is now gone.
     
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  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Here's the previous charges for Dominguez.

    Charges: DOMINGUEZ, MONICA YVONNE Statute Level Date
    1. INJURY CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLE W/INT BODILY INJ 22.04 (f) Third Degree Felony 09/01/2015

    2. INJURY CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLE W/INT BODILY INJ 22.04 (f) Third Degree Felony 09/01/2015

    02/15/2019 Motion to Revoke (OCA)
    STATE'S APPLICATION TO REVOKE PROBATED SENTENCE WITH ORDER ATTACHED, SENT TO COURT COORDIANTOR.
    02/15/2019 Order To Revoke
    ORDER ON STATE'S APPLICATION TO REVOKE PROBATED SENTENCE SIGNED BY JUDGE OSCAR J HALE JR.
    02/15/2019 Service
    DOMINGUEZ, MONICA YVONNE
    Served 02/19/2019
    02/15/2019 Warrant Issued (OCA)

    02/20/2019 Notice Return-Executed

    NOTICE OF HEARING RETURNED EXECUTED. DATE OF SERVICE: 02/15/2019.
    03/04/2019 MTR Arraignment (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Hale, O. J., Jr.)

    link: http://publicaccess.webbcountytx.gov/PublicAccess/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=616070



    No other cases for her or Zavala on line yet.
     
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    Monday, March 4th:
    *MTR Arraignment Hearing (@ 8:30am CT) – TX – Rebecka Zavala (3) (Feb. 14, 2019, Laredo; found in a bucket of acid in a closet) – only for *Monica Yvonne Dominguez (37) arrested & charged (2/14/19) with abusing a human corpse, evidence tampering & 2 counts of child endangerment (for allegedly leaving Rebecka to bathe alone leading to her drowning). $175K bond.
    4 other children (1 to 11 yrs old) in care of CPS. Dominguez has a long history of arrests, including multiple arrests on aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon & injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury. Of her 17 prior arrests listed since 1999, five of them were related to accusations of injuring a child. The most recent arrest took place last February, when she spent nine days in jail. Dominguez was released a year to the day before Laredo police officials announced her arrest in connection with Rebecka’s death. Webb County court records show Dominguez was serving 10 years of probation at the time of the toddler’s death, after pleading guilty to injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury in 2016. Limited online case records indicate her 2018 arrest was related to the enforcement of her probation in the 2016 case. Dominguez’s probation was revoked Friday (2/14/19). Was on probation for 2 counts of 3rd degree injury child/intent bodily harm.
    Hearing on 3/4 for revocation of probation on this case.
    *Gerardo Zavala-Loredo (32) arrested & charged (2/14/19) with abusing a human corpse & evidence tampering. $125K bond. ICE hold.
    Not in system yet as of 3/4/19
     
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    Mother accused of dumping child’s remains in acid appears in court


    Monica Yvonne Dominguez said in court she never violated the terms of her probation from a 2016 conviction of injury to a child.

    Dominguez was sentenced to 10 years probation and 500 hours of community service and she relinquished her parental rights.

    The mother also requested a bond, but Judge Oscar Hale denied her request.

    The next hearing is scheduled for April 24th.
     
  9. Niner

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    Wednesday, April 24th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ am CT) – TX – Rebecka Zavala (3) (Feb. 14, 2019, Laredo; found in a bucket of acid in a closet) – only for *Monica Yvonne Dominguez (37) arrested & charged (2/14/19) with abusing a human corpse, evidence tampering & 2 counts of child endangerment (for allegedly leaving Rebecka to bathe alone leading to her drowning). $175K bond.
    4 other children (1 to 11 yrs old) in care of CPS. Dominguez has a long history of arrests, including multiple arrests on aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon & injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury. Of her 17 prior arrests listed since 1999, five of them were related to accusations of injuring a child. The most recent arrest took place last February, when she spent nine days in jail. Dominguez was released a year to the day before Laredo police officials announced her arrest in connection with Rebecka’s death. Webb County court records show Dominguez was serving 10 years of probation at the time of the toddler’s death, after pleading guilty to injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury in 2016. Limited online case records indicate her 2018 arrest was related to the enforcement of her probation in the 2016 case. Dominguez’s probation was revoked Friday (2/14/19). Was on probation for 2 counts of 3rd degree injury child/intent bodily harm.
    Hearing on 3/4 for revocation of probation on this case.
    3/5/19 Update: Dominguez was sentenced to 10 years probation & 500 hours of community service & she relinquished her parental rights. She also requested a bond, but Judge Oscar Hale denied her request. The next hearing is scheduled for April 24th.

    *Gerardo Zavala-Loredo (32) arrested & charged (2/14/19) with abusing a human corpse & evidence tampering. $125K bond. ICE hold.
    Not in system yet as of 4/24/19
     
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  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    On Gerardo Zavala Loredo. I have searched under Zavala, Loredo, Zavala Loredo & Zavala-Loredo and nothing has come up on him.... ??
     
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  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Here's what has happened since I last looked at the court site:

    for Dominquez:

    03/04/2019 MTR Arraignment (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Hale, O. J., Jr.)
    03/04/2019 Notes-Hearing Notes
    CASE CALLED. HONORABLE JUDGE OSCAR J HALE JR. PRESIDING. DAVID LAUREL COURT REPORTER. HEARING ON: MTR ARRAIGNMENT. PEDRO MORALES PRESENT FOR STATE. GERARD CANTU PRESENT FOR DEFENSE. DEFENDANT PRESENT IN CUSTODY. DEFENDANT WAIVED FORMAL READING OF APPLICATION AND PLEAD NOT TRUE TO ALLEGATIONS. ORAL MOTION TO SET BOND DENIED. CASE RESET TO 04/24/2019 AT 8.30 AM.
    03/04/2019 Motion To Appoint
    ORDER APPOINTING ATTORNEY SIGNED BY JUDGE OSCAR J HALE JR.

    03/05/2019 Financial Application Questionnaire
    FINANCIAL APPLICATION QUESTIONAIRE

    03/18/2019 Motion For Continuance
    MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE FILED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ISIDRO ALANIZ. (SENT TO 406TH DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL COORDINATOR)

    03/22/2019 Order Of Continuance-granted
    ORDER ON MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE SIGNED BY JUDGE OSCAR J HALE JR.

    03/22/2019 Fax Transmittal
    FAX FOR, "ORDER/MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE," SENT TO ATTY GERARD CANTU AND ADA JOAQUIN RODRIGUEZ BY COURT COORDINATOR.

    04/23/2019 Miscellaneous Filing
    APPLICATION FOR SUBPOENA OF WITNESSES
    04/23/2019 Motion For Continuance
    MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE ATTACHED ORDER SENT TO CRIMINAL COURT COORDINATOR.
    04/23/2019 Subpoena Return
    SUBPOENA RETURN SUMMONING MARIO NUNEZ RETURNED, SERVICE DATE NOT PROVIDED
    04/23/2019 Subpoena Return
    SUBPOENA SUMMONING LUIS MATA RETURN, SERVICE DATE NOT PROVIDED

    04/24/2019 CANCELED] MTR Final Hearing (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Hale, O. J., Jr.)
    Cancelled

    04/25/2019 Miscellaneous Filing
    REQUEST MOTION TO AMEND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION WITH ORDER ATTACHED.

    04/26/2019 Final Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Hale, O. J., Jr.)
    04/26/2019 Conditions Of Adult Probation
    CONDITIONS OF COMMUNITY SUPERVISION; SENT TO COURT COORDINATOR.
    04/26/2019 Subpoena Executed
    SUBOENA RETURNED AS TO FRANCISCA ETRADA (INFORMATION PROVIDED)
    04/26/2019 Subpoena Executed
    SUBPOENA RETURNED AS TO SGT. CORDELIA PEREZ (NO RETURN INFORMATION PROVIDED)
    04/26/2019 Subpoena Executed
    SUBPOENA RETURNED AS TO DET. LUIS MATA EXECUTED DOS 04/23/2019.

    link: http://publicaccess.webbcountytx.gov/PublicAccess/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=616070


    Sorry about the ALL caps - but just copying/pasting. I'll keep an eye out on this as I see no further court dates were listed.
     
  12. nightowl1975

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    Mother of 2-year-old found in bucket of acid sentenced to 10 years in prisonSo she was already on probation for breaking 6 bones in her 9 month old son less than 5 years ago. That resulted in probation only, which blows my mind, and they were still allowed to keep multiple other very young children. This is just as much a travesty of our criminal justice system as anything else. When people prove they are incapable of functioning as law-abiding citizens, harming small children, the judges handling these cases have an obligation to deal with them appropriately. Ten years probation and continued access to small children isn’t even remotely appropriate IMO. This little girl never should’ve been with these two criminals.
     
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    Dominquez has a new case #2019CRO000536D1

    Charges:
    1. TAMP/FAB PHYS EVID W/INTENT TO IMPAIR HUM CORPSE Second Degree Felony 02/15/2019

    2. ABANDON ENDANGER CHILD CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE State Jail Felony 02/15/2019

    3. ABUSE OF CORPSE WITHOUT LEGAL AUTHORITY State Jail Felony 02/15/2019


    05/08/2019 Indictment (OCA)
    05/08/2019 Indictment Filed
    INDICTMENT FILED

    05/09/2019 Writ of Indictment Issued
    WRIT OF INDICTMENT ISSUED
    05/09/2019
    Service
    DOMINGUEZ, MONICA YVONNE
    Served 05/15/2019

    05/16/2019 Writ Return-Executed
    WRIT OF INDICTMENT RETURNED EXECUTED. DATE OF SERVICE: 05/14/2019.

    06/07/2019 Consultation Hearing (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Lopez, Jose A.)
    06/07/2019 Conference Report
    CONFERENCE REPORT

    06/07/2019 Notes-Hearing Notes
    CASE CALLED. HONORABLE JUDGE JOSE A. LOPEZ, PRESIDING. BLANCA HILL, COURT REPORTER. JOAQUIN RODRIGUEZ PRESENT FOR STATE. ATTORNEY ERNEST GARZA PRESENT FOR DEFENDANT. DEFEDANT MONICA YVONNE DOMINGUEZ PRESENT. CONFERENCE REPORT SUBMITTED. CASE SET FOR MOTIONS SETTING: 07/12/2019 AT 9:30 A.M.

    07/12/2019 Motions Setting (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Lopez, Jose A.)

    link: http://publicaccess.webbcountytx.gov/PublicAccess/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=779080


    and Zavala Loredo is finally in the system:
    1. TAMP/FAB PHYS EVID W/INTENT TO IMPAIR HUM CORPSE Second Degree Felony 02/14/2019

    2. ABUSE OF CORPSE WITHOUT LEGAL AUTHORITY State Jail Felony 02/14/2019

    05/08/2019 Indictment (OCA)
    05/08/2019 Indictment Filed
    INDICTMENT FILED

    05/09/2019 Writ of Indictment Issued
    WRIT OF INDICTMENT ISSUED
    05/09/2019 Service
    ZAVALA-LOREDO, GERARDO
    Served 05/15/2019

    05/16/2019 Writ Return-Executed
    WRIT OF INDICTMENT RETURNED EXECUTED. DATE OF SERVICE: 05/14/2019.

    06/07/2019 Consultation Hearing (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Lopez, Jose A.)
    06/07/2019 Conference Report
    CONFERENCE REPORT

    06/07/2019 Notes-Hearing Notes
    CASE CALLED. HONORABLE JUDGE JOSE A. LOPEZ, PRESIDING. BLANCA HILL, COURT REPORT. RENE BENAVIDES PRESENT FOR STATE. ATTORNEY RODOLFO MORALES PRESENT AND STANDING IN FOR ATTORNEY RENE CANTU. DEFENDANT GERARDO ZAVALA-LOREDO IN CUSTODY AND PRESENT. CONFERENCE REPORT SUBMITTED. CASE SET FOR EVIDENCE EXCHANGE: 07/19/2019 AT 9:00 A.M.

    07/19/2019 Evidence Exchange (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Lopez, Jose A.)

    link: http://publicaccess.webbcountytx.gov/PublicAccess/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=779082
     
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    Friday, July 12th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 9:30am CT) – TX – Rebecka Zavala (3) (Feb. 14, 2019, Laredo; found in a bucket of acid in a closet) – only for *Monica Yvonne Dominguez (37) arrested & charged (2/14/19), arraigned (3/4/19) & indicted (5/8/19) with abusing a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence & 1 counts of child endangerment (for allegedly leaving Rebecka to bathe alone leading to her drowning). Plead not guilty. $175K bond.
    4 other children (1 to 11 yrs old) in care of CPS. Dominguez has a long history of arrests, including multiple arrests on aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon & injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury. Of her 17 prior arrests listed since 1999, five of them were related to accusations of injuring a child. The most recent arrest took place last February, when she spent nine days in jail. Dominguez was released a year to the day before Laredo police officials announced her arrest in connection with Rebecka’s death. Webb County court records show Dominguez was serving 10 years of probation at the time of the toddler’s death, after pleading guilty to injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury in 2016. Limited online case records indicate her 2018 arrest was related to the enforcement of her probation in the 2016 case. Dominguez’s probation was revoked Friday (2/14/19). Was on probation for 2 counts of 3rd degree injury child/intent bodily harm. Revocation of probation & sentenced to 10 years probation & 500 hours of community service & she relinquished her parental rights. Requested bond-denied.
    5/8/19 Update: New indictment filed. Next Motions hearing on 7/12.
    *Gerardo Zavala-Loredo (32) arrested & charged (2/14/19) & indicted (5/8/19) with tampering with physical evidence & abusing a human corpse. $125K bond. ICE hold.
    5/8/19 Update: Indicted with tampering with physical evidence & abusing a human corpse. Next Evidence Exchange hearing on 7/19.
     
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    Friday, July 19th:
    *Evidence Exchange Hearing (@ 9am CT) – TX – Rebecka Zavala (3) (Feb. 14, 2019, Laredo; found in a bucket of acid in a closet) – only for *Gerardo Zavala-Loredo (32) arrested & charged (2/14/19) & indicted (5/8/19) with tampering with physical evidence & abusing a human corpse. $125K bond. ICE hold.
    5/8/19 Update: Indicted with tampering with physical evidence & abusing a human corpse. Next Evidence Exchange hearing on 7/19.
    *Monica Yvonne Dominguez (37) – Motions hearing on 8/2.
     
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    I really don't believe that poor baby died while in the bath. With the state the remains are in I'm guessing it will be hard to prove otherwise, unless one of the other children witnessed anything. Poor baby.
     
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    Friday, August 2nd:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 9:30am CT) – TX – Rebecka Zavala (3) (Feb. 14, 2019, Laredo; found in a bucket of acid in a closet) – only for *Monica Yvonne Dominguez (37) arrested & charged (2/14/19), arraigned (3/4/19) & indicted (5/8/19) with abusing a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence & 1 counts of child endangerment (for allegedly leaving Rebecka to bathe alone leading to her drowning). Plead not guilty. $175K bond.
    For info re CPS & prior arrests reference post #15 here:
    TX - Rebecca Zavala, 3, found dead in bucket, Laredo, Feb 2019 *parents arrested*

    5/8/19 Update: New indictment filed. Request for bond denied. Next Motions hearing on 7/12. 7/12/19: Next Motions setting hearing on 8/2.
    *Gerardo Zavala-Loredo (32) – Motions hearing on 8/23.
     
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