A Kansas City man narrowly beat his girlfriend’s friend to death and damned her 4-year-old daughter after his girlfriend lied to him that she’d be with the two. person as part of a bogus story, authorities said.
Jose E. Escalante-Corchado, 24, faces first-degree murder and a host of other charges for the malicious assault. Baker said in a statement.
The young mother, a nursing assistant at a Kansas City hospital, was found dead in the bathtub at her home during a welfare check on Saturday. After navigating around “a large amount of blood” and “traces” throughout the home, officers found Hopkins’ 4-year-old daughter in bed with “severe head trauma”, court documents say know.
The toddler is now fighting for his life in the ICU. Mackenzie Hopkins’s family had given up hope that at least her daughter would survive.
“Mackenzie is loved by so many people. She is a wonderful sister, daughter, friend and mother. Her only wish is for her baby daughter to recover as quickly as possible,” her family said in a statement. GoFundMe set after killing.
Authorities say Escalante-Corchado’s alleged role in the brutal attack has come to light — and the distinct impressions left in the blood of a popular cowboy brand, authorities blame said. Investigators visited one of Hopkins’ female friends for questioning at her home the day after the murders occurred, and they noticed a pair of cowboy boots that appeared to resemble the remaining shoe prints. on blood at Hopkins’ home, the affidavit said.
The friend, who has yet to be identified, later told detectives that the shoes belonged to her boyfriend, Escalante-Corchado.
She told them she used Mackenzie Hopkins as a cover-up for her whereabouts the night before the murders occurred.
The friend “said she told Escalante she would be accompanying the victim on the evening of 14-14-2022 when she went out” even though “this is a cover story and she has no plans to stay.” with the victim,” the sworn police officer said.
When she returned home that night, Escalante-Corchado was not at home, she said, and he only returned the next morning. He was also caught in surveillance video in his truck near the scene, although he denied involvement in the murders.
He had “no reasonable explanation for being in the area of the victim’s home in his truck for more than two hours,” police said.
But when questioned, Escalante-Corchado appeared to have inadvertently revealed his motives for why he brutally assaulted a 4-year-old girl.
According to the affidavit, he claimed he “helped the victim move into her house and said that the victim’s daughter would know who he was.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jose-e-escalante-corchado-beat-girlfriends-friend-to-death-bludgeoned-her-4-year-old-daughter-police-say?source=articles&via=rss Jose E. Escalante-Corchado beat girlfriend’s friend to death, beat her 4-year-old daughter, police say