Lawrence Detectives Paul MacMillan and Carlos Cueva, along with state police Detective Joshua Ulrich investigated the baby’s murder. Victim advocate Christina Garcia assisted DeJesus and her family.
In closing, Welch described the baby’s murder as “incomprehensible.”
“The tragedy is incredible,” he said.
He thanked DeJesus for her impact statement, noting it takes “a lot of courage” to get on the witness stand and address a judge and courtroom. “You’ve got a lot of life to live and your daughter obviously needs you. I wish you the best of luck,” he told DeJesus.