Andrew Cervantes, Charged at 14 with 2010 Murder of 17-Year-Old, Gets 40 years to Life

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Andrew Cervantes, who at 14 was believed last year to be the youngest person charged as an adult for murder in Orange County, today received what is likely the stiffest sentence handed to a 15-year-old here: 40 years to life in state prison.

Cervantes was convicted in September of second degree murder and gang sentencing enhancements for gunning down Manuel Raul Orozco after a stare-down contest near Friendship Park and the 17-year-old's Santa Ana home.

Cervantes will serve his sentence at the Orange County Youth Authority until he reaches age 18, at which point he will be transferred to a state prison.

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According to a report by the Orange County Register's Vik Jolly, Orozco's mother told the court she forgives Cervantes and hopes God does, too. But Deputy District Attorney Mark Geller reportedly said, as "sad" as it is, so long as kids keep killing kids, they will be tried as adults.

Meanwhile, Jolly quotes Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg, who handed down the sentence, lamenting, "It's like somebody keeps poking a wound that doesn't heal. It only gets worse. Every time I have someone like Mr. Cervantes, it just aggravates me more. Children keep killing children for the stupidest reasons in the world. His family is ruined. The decedent's family is ruined."

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Rip.Manny
Rip.Manny

Rip My Brother Manny 3 Gone But Never Forqotten We Miss You Alot Manuelito I Wish You Would Come Back :( But Now Ur In A Better Place Feelinq No More Pain.. I Love You Manito

JR93
JR93

Fuck that little fat fuck may he fucken rot in prison!.

Josue7311
Josue7311

I personally knew this kid and he was not a threat at the time. I think the problem here was that his single mother was always working and the only role models he had were the older homies from his neighborhood i don't think any of this would have happened if he would've stayed living in La Habra moving back to the eye of the storm was not a great idea. The kid was tough and i hope he is able to save himself and delete all the bs the streets taught him. May God bless you Tank 

Stephanie martinez
Stephanie martinez

May MANNY OROZCO rest in peace. That boy should qet all of what he deserves in the world becuase its his fault that many of us and his family are qoinq throuqh a terriable lose ): You DIDN'T diserve this ! I love and miss you

Tito10
Tito10

Fuck the pigs free my boy tank

TITO
TITO

fuck the law free the homie tank... fuck the STSYEM 

Thomas Rouble
Thomas Rouble

Its going to cost the state fo California almost 2 MILLION dollars to keep this one POS kid alive if he lives to be 50.  Nice use of money.  

Jdawg
Jdawg

We have failed as a society.

Owen
Owen

doesnt this have to do with being a target of undercover "detail" harassment?..... usually perpetrated by the authorities?... its embeded in thuglife culture and the kids taunt each other to stoke each others thug ego sub-personality..... "what you stare-n at homes!"... so you say, "a little snitch............"

i know from being homeless that people will come out and basically babysit you while your in public. often this leads to alcohol use, rage or violence... its a violation of ones psychological well-being to be deprived of privacy and whatever because someone might have concerns.. sends the spooks.. essentially handing out marching orders....   so you know.. i end up having to tumble my mac addresses, change my user agent... cookies?.. disable updates.... etc etc... facebook? sad... sad.. what a curse!  cause they will come out and have coffee with you... and always very serious people... always well dressed... well funded... but it makes things very creepy and uncomfortable... they do this to people in corporations as well...is not the garden of eden.. and who throws people names on these lists?!!??? undercover eugenics and ethnic cleansing clergy..... was the little homey selling dime bags? was the neighborhood planning some psychological operations on the boy? trying to find his breaking points... cuz they dont like the site of his saggy pants?

Denise
Denise

i really do not what to make of these kids killing kids/adult trials. on the one hand, they do need to be punished. even if you are a kid, you do not receive a slap on the wrist for committing murder. once you take a life, it is gone forever.

on the other hand, i think the family life needs to be looked at. when violent offenders this young commit q major crime, something is wrong some where, and it's usually the home. he needs counseling while serving his time in prison. it's a shame that we have a generation of kids who do not get to finish their childhoods and end up incarcerated. they will go from bad to worse. everything begins in the home, and any fixing needs to start there. 

Nope
Nope

Lock up this pendejo's parents too!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

He looks JUST like the psycho kid that came out on The Boondocks, the one so scary that even Riley got freaked out...

Ronald
Ronald

what is going on in the minds of these teens, they have no discipline no morality, and where are the parents in all this? May Manuel Raul Orozco rest in peace. 

mitch young
mitch young

But I thought Mexicans had such great family values compared to us Anglos -- at least that's what neocon open borders types like Linda Chavez keep telling us.

Soho_d J
Soho_d J

No, Mexicans are just as low rent as any white trash in the country.  

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

That's exactly it, unfortunately neither Andrew Cervantes or Manuel Orozco had parents loving, caring, wise or involved enough to keep their kids out of trouble. This is the end result: two lives gone to waste. It's a shame

JorgeSanchez
JorgeSanchez

Better keep that culo lubed up.Viva La Raza!

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