Friday
March
27
2015
6:49 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Killer serving 15 years to life granted parole
July 11, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

A San Mateo County convict serving 15 years to life in prison for strangling his ex-girlfriend with a cable in front of her young children and staging it as a suicide is suitable for release, a parole board concluded Tuesday.

Gov. Jerry Brown could still veto parole for Jose Gilbert Hernandez, 45, but the board’s move this week is a step toward that after several hearings that ended in denial.

On Jan. 25, 1993, Hernandez strangled his ex-girlfriend, Gloria Carrasco, at her Daly City apartment with a coaxial cable in front of her 4-year-old and 6-month-old children. Hernandez staged the scene to look like a suicide, complete with note, and left the body with the children. The 4-year-old eventually called her grandmother who found the scene and alerted police.

On Aug. 31, 1993, Hernandez pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He also received another three years after pleading no contest to escape.

According to court documents filed by Hernandez when contesting a 2006 parole denial, Carrasco had been partially suspended off the ground by the cable which was looped around her neck and attached to the closet door hinge. A note nearby read “Jose, I love you. I’m sorry. Forgive me.”

Hernandez originally told police officers the couple had broken up approximately three weeks earlier but he had driven by her house early that morning and later asked that they reconcile. When she declined, Hernandez said he saw the wire on the bedroom floor and decided to murder Carrasco. After strangling her twice, he repositioned the cable to make it look like a suicide and wrote the note before leaving her children locked inside the home with the body. He then went to work and a movie.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

Tags: hernandez, children, cable, parole, suicide, after,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the pending closure of Tpumps in downtown San Mateo?

Surprised, it was super popular
Makes sense, the shop was too small
Hope they find their way back to San Mateo soon
There are plenty of other boba tea places
Glad, boba drinks make the sidewalks a sticky mess

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jury: Silicon Valley firm didn't discriminate
SAN FRANCISCO — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discrimi..
Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a ..
Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenue
JERUSALEM — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withhold..
Magnitude-4.2 quake shakes central California; no damage
COALINGA — A small earthquake jolted an area of central California, but there were no reports of d..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County DBA