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Texas couple who tried to get rid of their two-year-old’s body in a tub of acid are jailed

Texas couple who tried to get rid of their two-year-old daughter’s body in tub of acid are jailed for 34 years

  • Monica Dominguez and Gerardo Zavala-Loredo were arrested in February
  • Police found Rebecka Zavala in a tub of acid hidden in a closet at Laredo home 
  • Dominguez, 38, was jailed for 20 years and Zavala-Loredo, 33, for 14 years
  • The couple’s four other children, aged one to 11, were taken in by child services 

Rebecka Zavala, two, was found at home in Laredo in February inside a five gallon container of acid

A Texas couple who tried to get rid of their two-year-old daughter in a tub of acid have been jailed for 34 years. 

Monica Dominguez, 38, and her husband Gerardo Zavala-Loredo, 33, were arrested at their home in Laredo in February where police found the toddler in a five gallon container stowed inside a bedroom closet.

The mother claimed that they had tried to dispose of Rebecka Zavala’s body after she drowned while bathing unsupervised.

Neither of the parents could be charged with murder because the state of Rebecka’s remains made it impossible to tell what caused her death, the Laredo Morning Times reported.

The father, Zavala-Loredo, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence of a human corpse on Friday and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Dominguez additionally pleaded guilty to endangering a child and abuse of a corpse. She was sentenced to 20 years. 

Monica Dominguez, 38, was jailed for 20 years

Gerardo Zavala-Loredo, 33, was jailed for 14 years

Monica Dominguez, 38, was jailed for 20 years and her husband Gerardo Zavala-Loredo, 33, was jailed for 14 years

Dominguez will also serve a consecutive sentence for violating the terms of her probation, put in place after her nine-month-old son suffered multiple bone fractures.

According to the Morning Times, officials said that it was Dominguez who had recruited her husband to help her dispose of Rebecka’s body in the acid.

Their four other children, aged one to 11, were taken in by child services. 

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