(Dallas, Texas) – On April 24, 2018, Armando Luis Juarez shot and killed Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander. Throughout the identical felony episode, he shot Dallas Police Division Officer Crystal Almeida and Residence Depot Loss Prevention Officer Scott Painter.
After a high-speed chase, in an try to flee arrest, he shot at Dallas Police Division Officers Delgado and Vasquez previous to being apprehended by the Dallas Police
Division. A Dallas County Grand Jury indicted Armando Luis Juarez for the Capital Homicide of Officer Santander in addition to for all the opposite crimes dedicated.
On Could 23, 2018, the Dallas County Felony District Legal professional’s Workplace made the choice to hunt the demise penalty, as allowed when a capital crime is dedicated, and the trial staff started making ready for trial. Just lately, the protection offered info to the Dallas County Felony District Legal professional’s Workplace that Mr. Juarez was identified as intellectually disabled by a psychologist. Subsequently, the Dallas County Felony District Legal professional’s Workplace requested a neighborhood and trusted psychologist to conduct an unbiased analysis of Mr. Juarez.
The psychologist additionally identified him with mental incapacity.
The Supreme Court docket of the US has dominated that the State can’t execute an individual who’s intellectually disabled, because it violates the US Structure. Subsequently, Mr. Juarez is legally ineligible for a demise sentence.
Because of the evaluations, and after conferences with all events, the Dallas County Felony District Legal professional’s Workplace provided a sentence of life with out the potential of parole to Mr. Juarez in trade for his act of contrition and his waiver of all appeals. As well as, Mr. Juarez was to obtain the utmost potential sentences for his crimes towards Officers Almeida, Delgado, Vasquez, and Scott Painter.
Mr. Juarez accepted the provide and was sentenced to life with out the potential of parole for the demise of Officer Santander. As well as, he was sentenced to the utmost punishment of life for capturing Officer Almeida, and a most of twenty years for capturing Scott Painter. Mr. Juarez was additional sentenced to 2 life sentences, which had been ordered to run consecutively with the opposite instances, for capturing at Officers Delgado and Vasquez
through the high-speed chase. With the mixture of those sentences, he’ll stay in jail for the remainder of his life.
Our deepest sympathies stay with all these affected by this tragedy, particularly the Santander household, Officer Almeida and her household, Scott Painter and his household, Officers Delgado and his household, and Officer Vasquez and his household