Parents plead guilty to tampering with evidence charges

Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 11:13 AM CST
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The mother accused of dumping her child's remains in a bucket of acid will spend two decades in prison.

Monica Dominguez appeared before a judge in the 49th District Court for her hearing.

Both Dominguez and 32-year-old Gerardo Zavala Loredo were arrested back in February after they allegedly put the remains of three-year-old Rebecka Zavala into a bucket of acid.

Dominguez confessed to police that her daughter had drowned inside a bathtub while she was unsupervised and then attempted to dispose of the body with the help of Rebecka's father.

Dominguez entered a plea agreement where she pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with evidence, endangering a child, and abuse of a corpse.

The 20-year sentence will run consecutively with her 10-year revocation sentence regarding her prior conviction of child negligence.

Meanwhile, the father, Gerardo Zavala Loredo will spend 14 years in prison for tampering with a human corpse.