Drug Dispute Causes College Student to ‘shoot his six-year-old nephew in the head because he saw him murder the boy’s father’

Drug Dispute Causes College Student to ‘shoot his six-year-old nephew in the head because he saw him murder the boy’s father’

A man accused of killing his half-brother over a drug dispute, then his six-year-old nephew for witnessing the murder has jurors to contend with, who were shown grisly crime scene photos. Good luck getting out of this one for killing a first grader that happened to be your own flesh and blood:

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A prosecutor making closing arguments in the case against Christopher Rey Licon showed an image of young Xavier Jaquez’s body in the Phoenix, Arizona, alley where he was killed.

The jury also saw photos of the boy’s father, Angel Jaquez, as he lay dead on a sofa in the townhome he shared with Licon.

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The boy, who was later found by sanitation workers after the fatal shooting in December of 2010, was seen lying on his back, surrounded by a pool of blood in the photos viewed by the jury.

Authorities are seeking the death penalty against Licon, who has mounted an insanity defense.
His lawyers say Licon had a psychotic episode around the time of the killings.

Prosecutor Laura Reckart told jurors that Licon ‘has never been crazy or nuts.’

Investigators believe Jaquez was shot in the back of the head as he watched TV and that the child was in the home when the killing happened.

They say the boy either saw the crime or heard his father get killed.

Police say Xavier kicked and screamed as his uncle pulled him away, forced him into a car and drove to the alley 20 miles away.

Licon, then a construction management student at Arizona State University, told investigators that he was studying at a library in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe when his half-brother was killed.

But Licon’s alibi collapsed quickly after police interviewed neighbors and gathered other evidence, authorities say.

Prosecutors say Licon was in an illegal drug business with Jaquez and had acknowledged selling drugs in the months preceding both deaths.

Whatever sentence you get will not be enough. There is a special place in hell for horrible people like you. Yes, yes there is. Enjoy eternity, you heartless murderer.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

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