Perhaps he is neither a DREAMer or an anchor baby, but the fact that none of the media reports about this vicious crime mentions anything about his legal status is red flag. And yes, Santa Cruz is a “sanctuary city.”
From the San Jose Mercury News:
A.J. Gonzalez, a 15-year-old boy from Santa Cruz, has been charged as an adult for the killing, sexual assault and kidnapping of 8-year-old Madyson Jordan Middleton.
Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell said the severity of the case, in which Maddy, according to the charging document was tied up, beaten, strangled, raped, killed and dumped in a garage recycling bin, merited a charge in superior court rather than juvenile court.
“We’re confident in the charges we filed and that’s what justice demands,” Rosell said, crediting law enforcement for the quick resolution of the case.
Rosell said, “I can’t remember any 15-year-old with these specific charges” that include six felonies, among them murder, forcible rape, great bodily injury and kidnapping by lying in wait.
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Prayers and deepest sympathy to the family of Madyson Middleton.