Skip to comments.Illegal Mexican Alien gets 5 years to life for boss's murder in Utah
Posted on 05/05/2005 10:35:23 AM PDT by rface
An illegal alien, Hernandez will be deported from the country at the end of his prison term for murdering his boss at a Utah job site .......
Some form of closure came Tuesday for two families as a man convicted of murdering his boss at a Lehi job site was sentenced to five years to life at the Utah State Prison.
Jesus Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to shooting and killing his employer, Joseph Crummy, 38, of Salt Lake City, on Jan. 9, 2004, over a labor dispute at the Traverse Mountain development in Lehi.
Crummy's widow, Brenda, and Hernandez's wife, Jasmine, wept as they made statements before Judge Samuel McVey about the impact Hernandez's crime.
Brenda Crummy said when the police officer came to her home that day in January to inform her of her husband's death, she was nine months pregnant and her parents were in China on an LDS Church mission. She had to find a neighbor to console her in her great moment of grief.
"I was all alone," she said. "It's the worst thing you can ever have happen to you in your life."
Crummy said she's also experienced considerable health problems and financial duress since the murder of her husband and her children remain traumatized after losing their father.
"When they see someone Hispanic, they think he's coming to kill them," she said, adding that she has had to teach her children "some people make bad choices." Brenda C rummy said Hernandez's anger and frustration did not justify his senseless act of violence and said everyone has to deal with the daily stresses and hardships of life.
Despite the pain and grief experienced by her family, she told Judge McVey and Hernandez she does not hold a grudge.
"I want to tell Mr. Hernandez, 'I forgive you, but I'll never forget,' " Crummy said. "My heart goes out to Mrs. Hernandez as well."
Jasmine Hernandez said she and her husband of 12 years have three children. Though the family had struggled financially in recent years, she said Jesus is a hardworking and honest man. She said he served an LDS Church mission in Pennsylvania.
"I thought things would be OK since he had overcome so much," Jasmine Hernandez said. "This is going to have an effect on our daughters for the rest of their lives."
If she could, she would bring back Mr. Crummy to his family and her husband to her family, she said.
"Mrs. Crummy, from the bottom of my heart, I'm so sorry for what Jesus did," she said. "I know what it's like to have children crying for their father."
Jesus Hernandez also addressed the court and the victim's family and asked for forgiveness.
"I wish I could take back the sorrow I've caused, but I know there's no way to compensate," he said. "There is not enough punishment to pay for this crime."
David Sturgill, a Utah County prosecutor, told Judge McVey the sentencing should be based upon the facts of the case.
"The victim sat defenseless in the cab of his pickup truck and was shot a point-blank range," he said. "Hernandez ended a human life, robbed a wife and family of a father, robbed the victim of an unborn child, took away a son and uncle."
Judge McVey called the murder "a senseless act" and Hernandez's prior criminal conviction "a chink in his armor."
McVey's sentence included five years to life in the Utah State Prison and that Hernandez pay the victim's family a total restitution of $28,027.
Dana Facemyer, Hernandez's defense attorney, said the recommended time of his client's prison sentence is 20 years. An illegal alien, Hernandez will be deported from the country at the end of his prison term.
Jasmine Hernandez spoke briefly with Brenda Crummy and her family after the sentencing.
"I said I hope the best for her and her family and thankful for their forgiveness," she said. "I hope now that both families can have a little peace. My husband is truly sorry and will spend his future making up for his actions."
An illegal Mexican....with (gasp) a prior criminal conviction --- but I cannot find what this prior conviction was, murders an American citizen
just doing the crime Americans don't want to do
He Committed Murder, doesn't Utah have the death penalty?
Free-trade, open borders bump!!!
I don't even understand the sentence. 5 years for killing someone? In cold blood?
Wow. Human life is not worth much these days.
This story is an example of why you should never name your child after Jesus Christ.
An illegal Mexican killed his boss....a licensed contrator of the State of Utah.
WHY DID HE HIRE AN ILLEGAL? Not that I think that should have gotten him the death penalty. When are we going to realize that the people that hire illegals are at least 1/2 responsible for them being here.
Thats what I was thinking, and if they still did the firing squad deal...
This guy is a killer plain and simple, the story tries to warm and fuzzy him up with adding the killers wife's comments to it...
He should take a bullet or ride the lightning...this only goes to show there are no real deterents to major crimes anymore...
Could we send the Mexican government the bill for his
incarceration? (Fat chance!)
Five years to life? What the hell is going on. Murderer and might get off in 5 years. Shi@, why we don't let murders off after their trial. Why wait. This is the most stupid thing I ever heard. Don't they shot murders in Utah. Thats right now it's lethal injection. 5 YEARS?
And, if criminal alien lovers can get their wishes put into law, the US authorities would not be able to stop or arrest him (racial profiling, don't ya know) until AFTER he kills another gringo and the Mexican consulate is informed. Presidente and Mrs. Fox really do hate to lose a worker who sends lots of dollars home to the desolation of Mexico.
He'll be deported so he can come back in, commit another heinous crime then get a slap on the wrist as he did this time. What kind of judge sentences someone to a minimum of 5 years for murder?
It's simple! The guy is an illegal alien! They have special rights which are superior to those of citizens! They are not punished at all for coming here illegally and the get a pass on identity theft, tax fraud and breaking our employment laws too. It only makes sense that they would get a slap on the wrist for murder.
This employer was engaged in lawless behavior and that can have bad consequences. I have sympathy for his family but I just can't muster much for him.
Could that 5 years be a typo? Or is it another perk for illegal aliens?
Life is sure cheap in Utah! How about executing the perp so he won't do it again!
The Mexican regime flatly refuses to extradite Mexican nationals who commit murder unless states agree to a) no death penalty; and b) no life sentences. In addition, Mexican consulates in various states, their accomplices in the Bush administration, state and local agencies, the usual leftist agitators, race hustlers, immigration lawyers, et al (the treason lobby) have also worked hard to ensure that light sentences are given to Mexican murderers who are caught inside the US as well - especially for a rank and file murder like the one described here.
The way things are going, Mexicans will have a de-facto carte blanche to murder Americans at will. But, we must always remember that "family values don't end at the Rio Grande" - including Gambino family values, MS-13 family values, etc.
When I saw 5 years for murder, my first thought was that he must be a Mormon. I then reproached myself for having the thought. But, reading the story, he was. So perhaps my first inclination as to the reason for the sentence was correct.