“That woman is a criminal murderer who killed my son,” Maria Sanchez Gonzalez, Diego’s mother, said through an interpreter. That woman should not be released.” Deputy District Attorney Steve Mc Greevy contended during Paz’s 2006 trial that she plotted with her longtime on-again, off-again boyfriend Brandan Dante Perry to murder Gonzalez out of jealousy, anger and revenge.
She initially faced a possible life term in prison without the possibility of parole when she was arrested and charged in 2003 with committing Gonzalez’s murder during the special circumstance of lying-in-wait.
We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. February 11, 2011 SANTA ANA In a voice that was barely audible, a Garden Grove woman pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder for her role in the love-triangle ambush shooting death of her former boyfriend, a champion high school wrestler. Gonzalez was a co-captain of the El Modena High School wrestling team when he was shot in the face, then his body set on fire and abandoned on a hilltop at a home construction site in Orange Park Acres. "I hope some day you can find in your hearts to forgive me," she added with tears brimming in her eyes.
Veronica Paz, 28, was then sentenced to 15-year-to-life term in prison by Superior Court Judge James A. Before she pleaded guilty, Paz turned in her chair at the counsel table and told Gonzalez' mother, father, sisters and brothers: "I am really sorry. Stotler accepted Paz's guilty plea after he listened to impact statements from Gonzalez's family, who wept in the ninth-floor courtroom during the 30-minute hearing.
We all believe she should get the longest possible time."That woman is a criminal murderer who killed my son," Maria Sanchez Gonzalez, Diego's mother, said through an interpreter. That woman should not be released." Deputy District Attorney Steve Mc Greevy contended during Paz's 2006 trial that she plotted with her longtime on-again, off-again boyfriend Brandan Dante Perry to murder Gonzalez out of jealousy, anger and revenge.Paz, a slender, dark-haired grocery clerk, wanted Gonzalez dead because she was angry that he was dating someone else but was still calling her from time to time for sex, Mc Greevy argued.Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it.To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive.I’m very sorry for Diego’s family that we couldn’t reach that level.” Juror Rich Adler, 59, of Orange, agreed.