Capital Murder Charge For Mom Who Stabbed Daughter

January 7, 2017
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A 24-year-old woman from Kyle, Texas has been charged with stabbing her 5-year-old daughter, Giovanna Larae Hernandez.

Jail records state that Krystle Villanueva was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A call was received by the Hays County Sheriffs regarding an assault at a home along Willow Terrace in the Green Pastures subdivision.

A 58-year-old Hispanic male with multiple stab wounds was found at the scene. He was identified as Villanueva’s father-in-law, Eustorgio Arellano-Uresti. The man told the officer that Villanueva had stabbed him and that she was inside the home with her daughter, who may too be injured.

A SWAT team arrived at the residence and when they entered the house, they found the 5-year-old girl dead. Deputies believe that Villanueva stabbed and partially mutilated her daughter prior to stabbing her father in law.

The Sheriff has called the crime one of the worst he has seen in 43 years of law enforcement.

According to reports, Villanueva previously had minor issues with law enforcement and had only been living at Arellano-Uresti’s house for about a week.

Arellano-Uresti was treated at a hospital and has since been released.

Villanueva was taken into custody and is being held on $1.1 million.

Officers are still in the process of investigating the circumstances around the incident.


  1. Judy Delgado

    January 8, 2017 at 12:37 am


  2. Jessica Tavares Farias

    January 8, 2017 at 12:39 am


  3. Leanne Clayton Seewald

    January 8, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Such a horrific act against a defenseless baby girl. So close to where I used to live. Breaks my heart in to pieces

  4. Samme Ferrow

    January 8, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Omg. Who does that to a little girl.

  5. Kenea Dhillon

    January 8, 2017 at 3:00 am

    The mum is clearly nuts! Who smiles at the cam when getting mug shot in orange overalls??

  6. Yesenia Luna DeL Toro

    January 8, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Omg in the town i live!

  7. Trina Quintana

    January 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Well just think, if she was from Colorado, an beat the crap out of her daughter, time served would have only been 60 days. I feel like that is why people do what they do, there is no harsh punishment. Eye for an eye. Do the same to this “mother”.

  8. LaQuinta Shuntae

    January 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

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