Javier Terrones, 34, was upset that his wife was leaving him and taking the kids, though one has to wonder whether his children, a then-10-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy, even figured into his thoughts when he raced an SUV up a freeway embankment in Riverside County, Ca., in an attempt to kill himself.
Terrones, as is so often the case when a person tries to take people with him when leaving this mortal coil, survived his death attempt but managed to kill his young son and injure his daughter. He is now spending 35 years to life in prison for murder and attempted murder.
Don't you just hate it when some A-HOLE tried to kill himself and take others with him, then has the nerve to live while others dies.
KILL YOURSELF, JERKOFF, BUT LEAVE EVERYONE ELSE ALONE, STUPIDO.
Javier Terrones, Jr., thrown from the vehicle when the Escalade went up an embankment on Interstate 15, then went airborne and landed on another vehicle down in the street, died of a head injury at Loma Linda University Medical Center in San Bernardino, Ca.
The boy also suffered two broken legs, a broken arm and broken jaw, according to the prosecutor in the case.
When Terrones senior was convicted three years ago, on Sept. 27, 2007, jurors explained that it took them only five hours to agree he was guilty.
"There were just too many opportunities for him to secure his children," the jury forewoman said.
"We did feel that his intention that day was to kill his children."
According to testimony by the boy's sister, Bianca Terrones, who is now about 14, her father refused to collect the youngster's car seat from his grandmother's house, which was just down the block from their Lake Elsinore home.
Bianca spoke of her brother's terror as their father steadily accelerated on the southbound I-15, screaming for his sister, in the front seat, to help him as he tossed about in the back seat.
His sister could not get hold of her brother to secure him before Terrones, with murderous intent, went into the embankment.
His wife testified that the defendant called her as he drove their children and promised her she would be sorry for not giving him another chance.
The wife, Zorayda Terrones, testified that he was a loser and she was tired of supporting him.
"I told him that I was tired of helping him and tired of his lies," the woman testified during a pre-trial hearing.
At his sentencing Nov. 9, 2007, Terrones showed little emotion as he listened to tearful statements by his wife, his mother-in-law, the woman on whose SUV the Escalade landed (she was unhurt) and Bianca, who sent a note to the court to be read.
"You should be sorry for yourself after what you did!" the youngster had printed out on a lined sheet of school book paper.
"You killed my brother and you almost killed me!
"We would have been a happy family if you had not done that," Bianca wrote.
"You destroyed our family!
"And you broke our hearts. My brother is in a much better place, wich [sic] is Heaven.
"Just keep in mind you are not going there, you did something bad and that does not make Jesus happy.
"I HATE YOU!" she wrote and drew two lines and an inverted parentheses mark to signify a frown.
"And I never want to see you ever again."
Riverside Superior Court Judge Rodney Walker told Terrones that he had never seen the type of rage it would take to deliberately try to kill one's children in a fatal crash.
"If I could give you more (time) I would," Walker told the unmoved defendant.
Terrones was also found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment likely to cause great bodily injury, as well as an allegation that he personally used a deadly weapon -- the Escalade.