A Texas woman agreed to a plea deal and got eight years behind bars as her sentence. She admitted to her role in the death of an eight-month-old baby.
Two other family members have been indicted in the death of the baby named King Jay Davila. The woman who was recently sentenced is Angie Torres. Torres pled guilty on October 15 in the 227th District Court to a charge of tampering with evidence with intent to impair. Her charge is a third-degree felony.
Torres’ Role In The Death Of King Jay
According to Fox 29, Torres assisted in the staged car theft and kidnapping of Davila. She was the one who also discarded a car seat to cover up the death of Davila. Aside from the eight years of jail time, Judge Kevin O’Connell ordered a $1,500 fine from Torres.
Torres admitted through her plea deal that she committed the crime with her cousin, Christopher Davila, and her aunt, Beatrice Sampayo. Sampayo is Christopher’s mother.
Boston 25 News quoted Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales saying, “Two defendants have accepted responsibility for their roles in this horrible crime. One is serving significant time for causing this innocent baby’s life, and now another is headed to prison for helping him try to keep law enforcement from bringing them to justice. No amount of time will bring King Jay back to our community, but these pleas hold those responsible for his untimely death.”
Details About The Other People Involved
Christopher is the boyfriend of King Jay’s mother. He was already sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to the offense of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury or death. He was sentenced in June this year. Alongside the prison term, he had to pay a $1,500 fine. Sampayo, on the other hand, remains free on bond as she awaits her trial. KSAT reported that might be the mastermind behind the cover-up.
Davila was reported missing on January 4, 2019. People initially claimed Davila was taken from a car at a gas station. The child was later found dead in a field, wrapped in a blanket, and buried inside a backpack. Investigators later determined that the kidnapping story regarding Davila was staged.
In an earlier report by News 4 San Antonio, investigators noted Christopher struck Davila with an unknown object. Christopher also failed to seek medical attention for the baby that is why the baby died.