30-year-old Juan Antonio Rodriguez entered a no-contest plea this week to killing his girlfriend and shooting their daughter.
On April 21, 2018 Rodriguez and his then girlfriend Mayra Portillo, 29, began arguing. During the argument Rodriguez pulled out a gun shot it several times. Portillo was fatally shot and their 8-year-old daughter was shot in the head.
At the time of the incident Rodriguez and Portillo’s two other children were present in the home but not harmed. The 8-year-old daughter who was shot is alive but is now disabled.
Rodriguez was charged with one felony count each of second-degree murder and assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He entered a no-contest plea and was immediately sentenced to 24 years to life in state prison.