Las Vegas resident Christopher Prestipino has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in jail for the murder of an Instagram model.
The victim’s body was found encased in concrete. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Christopher Prestipino, aged 49, entered an Alford plea last month, admitting to second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping charges in the death of Esmeralda Gonzalez, aged 24.
According to the user’s statement, an Alford plea is a type of guilty plea where the defendant asserts their innocence but acknowledges that the prosecution has enough evidence to prove their guilt.
According to investigators, Gonzalez was reported missing in late May 2019 and her body was found on October 8th in the desert outside Glendale, Nevada. Christopher Prestipino’s age is 49 years.
A man has been sentenced for the murder of a missing model. The victim was strangled, injected with pool cleaner, and then encased in concrete.
The victim’s hands were restrained with chains, and her head and neck were covered with white tape. neck. The body was found concealed inside a 250-gallon water tank that was filled with concrete and covered with wood.
The victim’s body was wrapped in blankets. According to FOX5, prosecutors alleged that Prestipino strangled the model while under the influence of methamphetamine. According to a police complaint cited by ABC15, Gonzalez was injected with pool cleaner before being thrown in the desert.
Cassandra Garrett and Lisa Mort were arrested after Gonzalez’s death. FOX 5 reported that Garrett pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. According to FOX5, Mort pleaded guilty in February 2020 to being an accessory and was charged accordingly.
According to Juan Gonzalez Madera, at the hearing on Tuesday, his sister Gonzalez had aspirations of becoming an attorney.
According to the Review-Journal, Gonzalez Madera expressed her pain over the fact that the person in question will never be able to attend law school and defend the rights of others.
He told the Review-Journal that discovering his sister’s death caused him great emotional pain, but finding out the details of how she died caused even more profound and lasting heartbreak.