You know the story:
Gregorio and Griselda drove up from Mexico, bringing with them their toddler son. After a few years, they split and started arguing over five-year-old Allen. When Pasco Police arrested Gregorio for assaulting Griselda, the INS deported him. Within weeks, Gregorio had returned to Pasco, stormed Griselda’s apartment, and stabbed her in the heart.
“It’s a sad case,” Prosecutor Andy Miller told me today after the jury convicted Gregorio Luna Luna of aggravated first degree murder, a crime that will send him to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole.
“You’re never happy about something like this,” Miller says. “But it is nice we received justice for the death of Griselda Ocampo and for Griselda’s son, and that the defendant will be held accountable.”
Allen, who has turned eight, now lives with his grandparents, Griselda’s mother and father, in Mexico.
That’s the happy ending, if you can call it that.