Tucson, Ariz. - A Vail man was sentenced to a total of 71 years in prison for the murder of his wife and daughter and attempted murder of his 17-year-old son.
Speaking in court, Hernando Vladimir Enriquez said he was overcome by depression which took months to clear with the help of medication and a return to his Christian faith. He expressed grief for his actions and said he knew nothing could restore the lives and live he took away.
Family members including Nando, the son he tried to kill talked of their loss and how they struggled to cope with the aftermath of the killings.
Judge Deborah Bernini describes the crime as one of the most horrific she has seen in 25 years as a judge. She said the only hope in court today was how Nando Enriquez has carried on in the aftermath.
She sentenced Enriquez to 25 years without parole in the murder of his wife, to run consecutively with a 25 year sentence for the murder of his daughter. That count is also without parole.
22 years for the attempted murder of Nando Enriquez stacked on the murder counts brings the total to 71 years.