Saturday, July 29, 2017

On the 11th of April, 2001, Misty Leverett made a decision she would live to regret forever. She left her two children - 10-month old Karlos and 4-year-old Melodi - in the care of Jesse Joe Hernandez and his wife, Mary Rojas. Misty was needed at her...

On the 11th of April, 2001, Misty Leverett made a decision she would live to regret forever. She left her two children - 10-month old Karlos and 4-year-old Melodi - in the care of Jesse Joe Hernandez and his wife, Mary Rojas. Misty was needed at her waitress job. In the afternoon, Mary left the home to visit her sister-in-law, leaving the children in the care of Jesse.
When Mary arrived back home about half an hour later, Jesse told her not to check on the children because they were asleep. Later on when Misty came home from work, Melodi complained that she had a sore head. When Misty turned the light on, she could see that both Melodi and Karlos were in a bad shape. They were bloody and bruised around the face. An ambulance was immediately called but it was too late for Karlos, who died from his wounds. He suffered from a skull fracture and bruising on the forehead, temple, abdomen and genitalia.
An investigation revealed that Jesse had previously been convicted of molesting a child and had previously burned a girlfriend’s child with a cigarette and beat his ex-wife with a baseball bat. Melodi drew stick figures to describe the senseless attack on her and her younger brother, penning Jesse as the perpetrator. He later confessed that he had attacked them both with a flashlight. He said he had snapped when the children cried “for nothing.”
In 2013, Jesse was executed by lethal injection. His last words were: “Tell my son I love him very much. God bless everybody. Continue to walk with God. Go cowboys! Love ya’ll, man. Thank you. I can feel it, taste it. It’s not bad…”

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