By Dalila Ical: Osmer Sabido, 30, has been found guilty of murdering his then 21-year-old girlfriend and common-law wife Christie Carrasco on Febraury 28, 2011. He has was sentenced to life in prison earlier today.
After five years in prison, Sabido’s trial started on March 10 where, in his defense, he claimed that Carrasco attempted to stab him but ended up stabbing herself during a struggle at their home in the San Lorenzo Housing Site of Orange Walk.
Carrasco’s family and witnesses refuted his testimony saying Sabido had killed Carrasco in a fit of jealousy and had even threatened to burn down the house they shared.
Today Judge Herbert Lord found Sabido guilty and the defense waived their right to prepare a mitigation plea. Sabido is to spend the rest of his life behind bars.