Priscilla Rose Hernandez
April 13, 2009 - December 3, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial

Deputies and Firefighters were called to the home where David Lee Leonardo, who was 26 years old, was taking care of two children, two year old Priscilla and her four year old sibling, his girlfriend's children. At about 1:20 p.m., responders to the home found Priscilla unconscious and she was not breathing:

"She was pronounced dead at the scene and taken by the coroner to the Salinaa Valley Memorial
Hospital for further examination. She was found to have injuries consistent with child abuse"
Sgt. Terry Kaiser

Priscilla had died from serious, blunt force trauma and it meant that David, who had been arrested, would be charged with murder. David plead not guilty during his first court appearance and Judge Timothy Roberts appointed the Public Defenders office to defend him. Heather Rogers gave his plea of not guilty and asked for a speeding preliminary hearing. David was facing 40 years to life in prison if he was convicted of the charges. Records show that David had no serious offenses as for breaking the law and had only a single traffic violation.

Once again, the story just kind of ends there. I have to wonder why some stories are reported to the very end, while other, barely get noticed. I have heard it said that race plays a big part, what the race of the child is. I don't believe that because I have plenty of children of all races on my site and in each group, there are some that are reported to the very last detail and in others, you barely know the child was ever even alive.

I hope that someone will be able to find something to complete the stories of those children on my site who deserve to have their stories told from start to finish. I have been so appreciative over the years to those people who have helped keep the children's stories updated.

UPDATE: November 12, 2014

In December of 2013, District Attorney Dean Flippo reported that David Leonardo had plead guilty to second degree murder in the case of Priscilla Rose Hernandez. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for February 20, 2014, in which it was expected that David would be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.


Priscilla Rose Hernandez
April 13, 2009 - December 3, 2011

Priscilla was born on April 13, 2009 and passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Priscilla was a resident of California.

Thank you goes out, again, to Janet, for bringing this little Angel to my attention.

Death occurred in the state of California
This page was created on July 16, 2014

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