DA charges teen as adult in 8-year-old girl’s murder

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with murder in the death of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in Santa Cruz, the district attorney said Wednesday.

Adrian Jerry Gonzalez of Santa Cruz faces one count of murder with the special circumstance that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted Maddy, Santa Cruz County Dist. Atty. Jeffrey Rosell said Wednesday. He is also accused of lying in wait.

Santa Cruz police Chief Kevin Vogel said the boy lured Maddy to his family’s apartment, where they were alone, and killed her. The boy then carried Maddy downstairs to a garage and hid her body in a recycling bin, he said.

Police believe Maddy was killed before they started searching for her Sunday evening.

Maddy was last seen about 5:05 p.m. Sunday on surveillance video that captured her riding her scooter in the sprawling Tannery Arts Center on River Street. She and the boy both lived at the center, a mixed-used creative space providing affordable housing to artists.

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  • Ron

    A fcking Wetback….how the fuck did i know? Oh yeah, they didnt say he was White in the first headline!!!!!!

    • theresa

      Ron you are a dip shit. Don’t make it racial. The little girl lost her life not because the guy is a wet back but because he is a sick perverted fucking idiot. Dont make it seem like white people dont do bad things cuz their have been a few who like going to kill innocents in movie theaters!!!

        • Laura

          Ron, you sound like a complete idiot. Is this how you behave in real life or just when you’re behind a computer screen? Telling a female to go fuck herself? Wow. If you’re going to sit there and talk crap about a certain group, why not behave in a more civilized manner? Oh wait, you must be a Trump minion. Never mind.

  • JohnESalisbury

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  • UKIP

    This wetback’s parents are illagal immigrants, this monster was one of those millions of wetback anchor babies.

    • Laura

      I’m guessing you know the family in person for you know anything about them..? Or are you just making ignorant racist comments before knowing any details about anything?

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