- Andrés Bonilla was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of a 2-year-old girl.
- The little girl was his girlfriend’s daughter and the Bonilla was babysitting.
- Bonilla violently threw the girl against a wall, causing her death.
Andrés Bonilla was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death. The Harris County District Attorney in Houston, Texas, revealed the sentence handed down to 24-year-old Andres Bonilla for the brutal crime.
Four years after the crime, Andrés Bonilla received his sentence for the tragic death of his girlfriend’s little two-year-old daughter. When the tragedy occurred, the girl’s mother was working the night shift at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant.
Andrés Bonilla receives harsh sentence for brutally murdering a little girl
At the time of writing this article, Andrés Bonilla continues to reside in the Harris County Jail awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), where he must serve his sentence.
The documents of the dramatic case against Andrés Enrique Bonilla are filed before Judge Colleen Gaidó, of the 337th Criminal District Court in Harris County. However, out of respect for the victim and her mother, some details will not be revealed here.
The girl’s mother was working at a McDonald’s
At 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Andrés Bonilla, then 20 years old, arrived at his girlfriend’s apartment in a housing complex located at 1000 Greens Way Road, north of the metropolitan area of Houston.
The young mother left her two-year-old daughter with her boyfriend, who took care of the little girl during the nights that she worked. The McDonald’s restaurant where her mother worked was a mile from her apartment. The woman chose that location so she could be close to her daughter.
Andrés Bonilla threw the little girl against the wall
After the woman went to work, Andrés Bonilla, in a moment of anger, grabbed the girl forcefully and threw her against the wall, as detectives from the Homicide Division of the Houston Police Department (HPD) discovered later.
Detectives from the HPD Homicide Division discovered that Andrés Bonilla had committed this act just 20 minutes after her mother had left for work. Some neighbors who heard the commotion called 911 to report the incident.
The little girl began having seizures
In their testimony, some neighbors told the authorities that they went to see what was happening in the apartment. Neighbors observed the little girl lying on the ground having seizures. Paramedics from the Houston Fire Department (HFD) arrived at the scene.
HFD paramedics took the girl to an area hospital, where doctors could do nothing to save her life and she was pronounced dead from a severe blow to the head. Andrés Bonilla stated that the girl had hit herself while she was running through the apartment.
Andrés Bonilla’s trial lasted four years
However, Andrés Bonilla’s testimony was not consistent with the injuries that the little girl had allegedly suffered. The child’s autopsy revealed the severe blow to her head. Based on the forensic reports, the detectives of the HPD Homicide Division arrested the Bonilla.
After four years of the long and emotional trial, Judge Colleen Gaidó, of the 337th District Criminal Court in Harris County, give his sentence against Andrés Bonilla. The judge determined that the Hispanic must serve half of his sentence before asking to be released for good behavior.