Couple Charged with Murder, Torture After Being Found with Toddler’s Body in Bag at Mexico Border
WHITTIER -- A California couple arrested at the Mexico border with a 2-year-old girl’s body in a duffel bag allegedly sexually trafficked her mother, seized the child, severely abused the girl and then killed her. The details of the allegations were announced Thursday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which said charges of murder, torture and other counts had been filed against Mercy Mary Becerra, 43, and Johnny Lewis Hartley, 39.