Thursday, July 30, 2015
Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell has filed charges against a 15-year-old Hispanic who is accused of committing a shocking crime
Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured 8-year-old Madyson Jordan Middleton into his Santa Cruz apartment, raped and killed her, and put her body in a box, investigators said. Rosell has announced that he charged the 15-year-old Latino as an adult. The boy faces life in prison if convicted. "He is charged with one count of murder, (with) special circumstances involving sexual offenses, lying in wait, and kidnapping," Rosell said. "We are going to bring him to justice. He is looking at life in prison." According to Police Chief Kevin Vogel, Gonzalez lured Madyson into his apartment. The young girl trusted the boy enough to follow him because he was her neighbor at the Tannery Arts Center on River Street, Vogel said. Gonzalez raped the girl using force and death threats before he killed her, according to a criminal complaint.