Jury sentences Yvonne Gonzales to 99 years in prison - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Jury sentences Yvonne Gonzales to 99 years in prison

Yvonne Gonzalez at Lubbock County Courthouse, Jun. 6, 2018 Yvonne Gonzalez at Lubbock County Courthouse, Jun. 6, 2018
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

After hearing closing arguments, a Lubbock County jury has sentenced Yvonne Gonzales to 99 years in prison for the death of 4-year-old Alyrah Sanchez in 2015.

During the hearing prosecutors argued against Gonzales, pleading with the jury make sure to prevent her from commit acts like this in the future. Charles Chambers, the defense attorney, asked the jury to impose a 30-year sentence.

Barron Slack, assistant district attorney, told the jury to consider the extent of Sanchez’s injuries and even asked for a life sentence. The Lubbock County Medical Examiner testified Wednesday and said Sanchez suffered multiple blunt-force traumatic wounds and also had swelling in the brain and broken bones in the left arm.

During the sentencing hearing on Wednesday, a juror even fainted after seeing some of the photos of Sanchez.

“You couldn’t do that to a dog and hold it together if you’re a decent human being,” Slack said.

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