A bitter mum has been jailed for 42 years for arranging the horrific murder of her young son to get revenge on the boy’s father.
Mexican mother Karina Luna Sandoval, 26, accused the her ex-partner, Miguel Beltran, of ruining her life after abandoning her with their son, Miguel Saul.
She plotted with her new lover Gonzalo del Rio Hernandez, 23, for the seven year old to be stabbed to death as a twisted present for her ex on his birthday, boasting that it was “something that he will never forget”.
Gonzalo attacked the boy with an ice axe on December 20 last year.
The killing happened when Karina told Miguel Saul to wait in the yard for his father to arrive.
He was then attacked by Gonzalo, who was caught when other family members heard the boy’s screams.
After being chased and caught, Gonzalo admitted that he had arranged the murder together with Karina and they were planning to make it look like the work of a mystery attacker.
The murderous couple had then intended to move states for a new life together.
Paramedics who arrived to treat Miguel Saul said he was sobbing and saying: “I don’t want to die, I want to grow up and play football.”
He was transported to hospital in a critical condition in Tijuana, Baja California innorth-western Mexico.
Despite attempts by doctors to save his life, he died two weeks later.
Gonzalez told police that Karina told him: “What better to give the boy’s father than his dead child, something that he will never forget and take with him to his grave.”
He added that she had complained that the boy interfered with her wish for a new life and she had been planning the murder for three months.
The Attorney General of the State of Baja California confirmed Miguel Saul’s death was due to the injuries caused by her mother’s boyfriend.
The couple were arrested on December 26 by police and have now been jailed, with Gonzalo receiving a 40 year sentence