SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (KABC) — A Van Nuys man has been sentenced to death for torturing and killing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter and abusing the girl’s 6-year-old brother.
In July, a jury convicted 29-year-old Antonio Rodriguez of the first-degree murder of Desarie Saravia. She died on Nov. 12, 2004, after being sexually assaulted and beaten in the women’s restroom at Hasley Canyon Park in Castaic.
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