Teenager Derek Rosa confessed to stabbing his mother, Irina García, on October 12, at the family’s apartment in Hialeah. It appears in a recording, but Marta Hernández does not believe it.
“I don’t want to see this creature, this child in prison because he didn’t go, they need to investigate carefully,” warned Hernández from Los Angeles, California, before flying to Miami this Friday on the 19th, when the teenager from 13 years old returns to court.
At 9:00 am, the judge will respond to the motion presented by Rosa’s defense, so that the minor, who is accused of killing his mother, can be declared “indigent.”
In court, near the family, especially Isabel Acosta, “Derek’s grandmother,” Marta Hernández hopes to be there. Not just one. Many people traveled from other states, such as New York, to show their support as well.
“We are with her (Derek Rosa’s grandmother), we support her. We suffer, we cry and we want to be there,” Hernández stressed.
They did not leave the alleged killer of their mother
Since his arrest, two family members have continued to provide constant support to Derek Rosa: his father, José Rosa, and his maternal grandmother, Isabel Acosta.
They described him as “a well-behaved child” and “an honor student.” Both did not believe that the youth was capable of the acts he was accused of.
After the separation of his parents, Derek lived with his mother Irina García. The 39-year-old woman remarried and gave birth to a daughter 14 days ago when she was allegedly attacked by her eldest son.
According to the accusation against him, on the night of October 12, when his stepfather was not at home, the minor stabbed his mother, Irina García, including in the face. In total, 46 times.
The child was nearby, but was not njuurrent defendant called 911 and waited for the police at his apartment in Amelia Oaks, Hialeah.
Although his father and grandmother asked Judge Richard Hersch to treat Derek Rosa like a 13-year-old teenager, the defendant will be tried as an adult. A grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder.
The defense also requested that he be transferred to a juvenile institution, but was denied. He remains under 24-hour surveillance in a Level 3 cell at the Metro West Detention Center for adults in Doral, Florida.