A 22-year-old California man who allegedly admitted to police that he “caught in the act” and watched his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend die could spend the rest of his life behind the scenes. iron after joining a pleasless struggle over the death of a strangled victim. Referee Thomas Nixon Sentenced to 15 years in prison for life Anthony Pimentel for 2018 kill Mariah Alyce Davis, Court records Reviewed by Law & Crime show.
Appearing in Alameda Superior Court on January 7, Pimentel pleaded not guilty to a count of second-degree murder in Davis’ death. Pimentel in 2018 and 2019 pleaded not guilty.
According to a report are from The Mercury NewsDavis was reported missing on September 26, 2018. When police questioned then 19-year-old Pimentel about her whereabouts, he told investigators he hadn’t seen her.
But four days after Davis was reported missing, police say the suspect carried guilt and entered the San Leandro police station, where he turned himself in and is said to have confessed.
“I’m trying to confess something, I need people to find her,” he said as he entered the station. “I killed my girlfriend.”
According to Mercury News, Pimentel told police that he and Davis had recently broken up when they decided to meet and discuss their relationship. The two are said to have driven to a secluded spot in the hills near Lake Chabot to talk and possibly have a “romantic meeting”.
#BREAK #Richmond Family confirms body found in #SanLeandro Mariah Davis, 18, was reported missing last week. They say her ex-boyfriend Anthony Pimentel told someone he was responsible and they encouraged him to turn himself in to the police. She will be 19 Halloween. pic.twitter.com/0nvMMkCk0h
– Ella Sogomonian (@EllaSogomonian) October 1, 2018
While on the hill, Pimentel reported that the two had a “hot” political discussion in which he claimed that Davis slapped him in the face, according to court documents. Pimentel told police he “snapped his fingers” and strangled Davis to death.
Pimentel is said to have told one of the investigators: “I watched her die. Police said the suspect provided a detailed report and photos of him strangling Davis with his bare hands. He testified that he had just lost control and begged Davis for forgiveness shortly after killing her.
He then tried to cover the victim’s body with debris to avoid detection and stole Davis’ car, authorities said.
During the interview with investigators, Pimentel also allegedly confirmed that he had thought of physically harming Davis before killing her, but was reported to have always “checked himself” and kept Calm.
Pimentel told investigators that two days after killing Davis, he told one of his friends about what he had done. The friend then convinced him to tell his parents so they could at least help the police locate Davis’ body and stop looking for her.
Several of Davis’ friends and family members read the victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing, Davis Vanguard report. While many reports hailed Davis as a kind and caring soul, others took aim directly at Pimentel.
“You’ve been walking around town for days like nothing happened after taking Mariah’s life,” a family member told Pimentel. “What kind of monster is that? How lucky.”
One of Pimentel’s former high school teachers said she regretted not doing anything sooner, saying she always knew he was capable of such horrible behaviour.
“I often think about how things would have been different if he had been held accountable sooner for his toxic masculinity and out of control temper,” the teacher said. “I was too scared to admit it, but I always knew he was capable of it.”
[image via East Bay Regional Park District Police]
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