John Rand Agosta, Killer of Estranged Wife, Tells Judge Giving Him 50 Years to Read Bible

See the update on Page 2 on what the judge, defendant and deceased woman's mother and sisters said in court today.

ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 15, 1:52 P.M.: An Anaheim man, who killed his estranged wife in an Irvine cul de sac after she stopped there for a lunch break from her nearby preschool teaching job, was sentenced today to 50 years to life in state prison.

A jury in June found John Rand Agosta guilty of first-degree murder.

John Rand Agosta Guilty of Murdering Wife Alejandra Hernandez on Quiet Irvine Street

Depressed about the break-up of his marriage six months earlier, Agosta had posted angry messages on Facebook about wanting to buy a gun and saying of his 28-year-old wife Alejandra Hernandez, "If she died I would laugh."

He followed her car to the Via Siena neighborhood where she liked to enjoy quiet lunches alone. A neighbor heard her say, "Get away from me" before Agosta repeatedly fired shots at her.

He then got into his car to drive off, but the engine would not start. So he got out, walked over to Hernandez's body, turned her over and kicked her once before fleeing on foot. She died at the scene.

He left behind his car, registered to him, with his passport, clothing, toiletries and the gun inside.

Agosta later called a friend who did not know about the murder for a ride. He was arrested later that afternoon at the friend's South County home.


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BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

Religion is such a wonderful refuge for human garbage. Did I do something wrong? The Devil made me do it, and Jesus forgave me!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

My two cents: 

I'm surprised this man does not catch fire when he touches a Bible. What a vile person!

DaniGirl949
DaniGirl949

Why is it people turn to the bible when in prison? He's going to hell- what a terrible way to die, the fear she must have felt- so very sad!

Rachel Penn
Rachel Penn

Sick Bastard!! He deserves a slow, painful death

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

"For the record, I'd just like to say please read Matthew 6:14-15 and Psalm 51, 1-19."

The New Testament verses say, "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."

And this is why Christianity does not make any sense because you're a sinner anyway. Even Jesus told everyone that the people that teach in the synagogues (churches) and on the streets are hypocrites for they like and even love to stand in those very places to pray out loud in order to garner attention to themselves". "I tell you the truth, they have received their rewards in full".

So who is this God person anyway? Religion does not belong in the courtrooms because they are not a church as well as the city council chambers are not either.

I consider myself Agnostic.

BuzzRadio Steve
BuzzRadio Steve

save tax payer money, prevent prison over population, just execute this scumbag? I don't get it?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@BobLoblawsLawBlog  

Right there with you, Bob. 

I don't begrudge anyone their faith, but don't use it as a weapon to commit atrocious acts and then as a shield to protect you from the consequences. 

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