Jesus "Jessie" Espinoza decided that he wanted to take his girlfriends
daughter to watch the Super Bowl at his home, Jessie never brought
Angelle back to her mother and while she was texting him the whole time
he supposedly had her daughter, Jessie kept telling her things like,
they were at Disneyland:
"Don't worry, we're
It had been two weeks since Pompey Morales had seen her granddaughter
after Jessie and his daughter, Linda Espinoza took her for a visit:
"He was supposed to be
back this Sunday, but he didn't show up. On Saturday night, she
never went nowhere"
Pompey was talking about Linda, who had promised they would have
Angelle back home safe by 8:00 a.m. Sunday. On Saturday afternoon,
Linda had sent a picture through a text message and in the picture was
Angelle with a black eye. Linda would later tell police that her father
had abused this little Angel:
"She confessed and said
she wasn't going to to cover up any more for her dad's lie. We didn't
Angelle was at"
Pompey reported her
granddaughter missing, though and Amber Alert was never issued.
||The family put up
flyers asking for help from the public to find this little girl.
People around town kept saying that Jessie was a good man and would
never hurt a child. A Facebook message alerted Pompey to the fact that
Jessie was at the Greyhound bus stop with two duffle bags around
midnight on Sunday.
Susan Morales had been dating Jessie for less than six months, though
he would often stop by the house and take Angelle, he was someone the
family trusted. Susan was in drug rehab at the time he took her and
never brought Angelle back:
"When he came here, he
would b nice. He bonded with the
We didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary, until
didn't bring her back. I just want him to be punished. She
not deserve that kind of death. I just want justice for my
Jesus Espinoza was arrested and booked in to jail at 12:35 p.m. on
suspicion of murder, child endangerment and child stealing. After his
arrest, Jessie gave Police a general location where they would be able
to find Angelle's body, he also indicated that he had been on his way
to Mexico when he was at the bus station.
That Tuesday, Angelle's little body was found at 9:00 a.m., she had
been shoved under some brushed just outside the city limits, it had
days since Pompey had
reported her missing:
"We had to ID the
baby's body. We never thought this would happen to our grandchild.
have to stay strong"
Pompey and her family were shocked and devastated to find out that
Angelle was dead. When asked if they regretted not issuing an Amber
Alert the Police responded:
"It's not a matter of
regret. We didn't meet the criteria so we have no ability
to issue one"
It was said that due to lack
of a vehicle description, an Amber Alert could not be issued. It was
reported that other then Jessie, no one else would face charges in the
death of Angelle.
The only thing left for Pompey and her family to do, was make
arrangements to bury this precious little baby girl. Plans were made to
bury her in Salinas and her service was to be held at Our Lady Of
Refuge Church with her burial taking place at the Castorville District
Cemetery. A memorial trust fund was set up to help cover the costs of
Jesus Vargus Espinoza, who was 47 years old at the time, plead not
guilty to charges of murder, child endangerment and child endangerment
causing death, his first hearing was scheduled for March and he was
held without bail. Susan Morales was inside the courtroom that day and
as she left she said:
"I have questions and
no answers and he has them all"
In another interview, Susan had said that she knew Jessie had a bad
temper when he was drinking. I have to ask myself, WHY would she continue to date
someone like that and WHY
would she not tell her family to keep her child away from someone like
that? Those would be the questions I
have that are not going to be answered.
This is where the story seems to end, nothing further was reported. I
am unable to find out about any conviction or sentence in this case.
It's been just a few days since I posted this story and already someone
has sent me an update, I am so thankful for that.'
In June of 2013, Jesus Vargas Espinoza, who was 47 years old at the
time, having been found guilty of assaulting and killing a child under
the age of eight years old, was sentenced to 25 years to life, in
I want to thank the person who sent this to me, unfortunately, I have
lost that e-mail and do not have a name, I am still now and will
continue to be grateful for all of the people who visit my site,
remember the children, sends names of Angels who need to be
memorialized and send updates to me. Together, we are honoring these
Angels, as it should be!
Baby Angelle Jenesis Negron, 10 months, of Castroville, passed away
Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
She was born April 16, 2012, in Santa
Cruz.Angelle is survived by her mother, Susan Morales; father, Anthony
Joe Negron; grandparents Joe and Pompey Morales; great-grandmother,
Consuelo Escareno; sisters, Laura Marquez, Alexus Morales and Christen
Negron; brothers, Abel Aguilera, Armando Bravo, Anthony and Joseph
Negron; nieces, Ashlee and Gabriella; nephews, Isaish Valdivia, Joziah,
Roman and Nathan; uncles, Joey, Marco, Fernando and Anthony Morales;
aunts, Val, Marina, Brittany and Patty; also G.H. Family.
Thank you goes out Janet for bringing this little Angel to my attention.
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