A man who was caught on camera throwing his 3-year-old step daughter into a pool and leaving her to drown has been sentenced to 100 years in Jail.
The man, identified only as Jose David N from the video is seen repeatedly tossing the child into the water. The little girl, who could not swim, is seen struggling to stay afloat.
Man jailed 100 years for drowning step-daughter
Her stepfather stands by and watches while people nearby hastily leave the pool area. He then acts surprised after being told that she had drowned.
The video was shot at a hotel swimming pool in the city of Morelia. Thsi is in the south-western Mexican state of Michoacan on August 12 2015. The video caused outrage in South America when it came to light. The child’s mother was sleeping in the hotel room at the time of the incident.
The CCTV footage was enough to convict him and see him jailed with no possibility of parole. After deliberation, judges Juan Salvador Alonso Mejia, Ana Lilia Garcia Cardona and Noe Reyes Millan found him guilty of killing her.
Judge Garcia Cardona, who read the sentence said that not only did the man throw the toddler into the pool several times, he also dragged her hair under the water and held her body in such a way that she was unable to breathe.
His defence had however tried to suggest that the little girl had died outside the pool. This notion was however rejected by the judges.