PHOENIX — A Mesa man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2011
death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 24-year-old Jose Luis Gonzalez-Dominguez also
was found guilty Thursday of five counts of child abuse. The trial’s aggravation
phase begins Aug. 19.
Authorities say Anays Chenal Carimbocas was taken to a Mesa hospital in May
2011 with fatal injuries that Gonzalez-Dominguez said occurred when she fell
into an apartment complex’s pool.
The county Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the girl’s death was from blunt
force trauma. An autopsy revealed previous injuries that included skull
fractures, broken ribs, a lacerated liver and numerous bruises.
The girl’s mother, 30-year-old Crystal Carimbocas, was convicted of
first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse Wednesday. She’s scheduled to
be sentenced on Sept. 18.