One by one, Diana Lumbrera buried each of her six children, weeping and fainting as the tiny bodies were lowered into the ground, begging on. Between and Diana Lumbrera murdered seven children, all but one of them her own (Ages: 6 weeks, 2 ½ months, 5 ½ months, 3 years, 3 years. 57 Followers, Following, 67 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Diana Lumbrera (@dlumbrera).
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Suffocation – Strangulation Location: Melinda Ann Garza, 2, died Aug.
Kansas authorities were first off the mark with a murder indictment, in Jose Antonios death. She said if you believe in the curanderos they will get to you. Less than eight months later, on October 2, Diana walked into the Bovina emergency room with daughter Melissa in her arms.
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And she loved her kids. But now, authorities say the children’s deaths were neither natural nor supernatural. They’re going to think she killed all her kids. Garza denies that it ever happened.
Everyone who dies suffers from heart failure,” said Parmer County Dist. Police believe Jose Luz Valvonis, who was never married to Ms. But now, authorities say the children’s deaths were neither natural nor supernatural. Over the next seven years, beginning with daughter Melinda inshe would bear three more children out of wedlock, each with a different father. Diana divorced her husband inbut she was seldom with-out male companionship.
The deaths of Mrs. Joanna was the first to die, barely three months old when Diana brought her lifeless body to the community hospital in Bovina, Texas.
Over the next seven lumbrwra, beginning with daughter Melinda inshe would bear three more children out of wedlock, each with a different father.
Found guilty of murder in the first degree for the deaths of Melissa, Melinda, and Daniel. A jury in Garden City, Kan. Diana was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of fifteen years inside before parole. She was sentenced to life in prison. Lumbrera in her upcoming lumbdera in Xiana County, refused to allow her to be interviewed. Lumbrera was indicted on three counts of capital murder by a Parmer County grand jury in the death of 3-month-old Joanna Graza; the death of 3-year-old Melissa Garza lumnrera the death of Melinda Ann Garza.
The baby had suddenly gone into convulsions and stopped breathing, she told physicians, but he was still alive when they reached the hospital. According to Eckert, Joses heart, lungs, and liver were normal, revealing no evidence of murder. The day before Joses death, Diana had taken him to a local physician, citing her usual complaint of limbrera convulsions. November 21, Victim lujbrera Convicted of murder after less than an hour of deliberation, Diana was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of fifteen years before the possibility parole.
Thirty minutes after he arrives at work, he’s called and told the child has died. Their marriage was troubled almost from the start, but the quarreling Garzas made up frequently enough to produce three children in as many years.
She was sentenced to life in prison. Impregnated by yet another boyfriend soon after her arrival, she delivered her third son, Jose Antonio, on February 21, Diane Lumbrera — Lubbock, Texas, Lumbrera’s six children and a niece left in her care died over a year period.
Copyright Los Angeles Times. Diana was the only person who observed the various convulsive episodes, and — with the exception of Jose Lionel — all were beyond help when Diana sought medical care. So the doctors look for another way to explain it.
Lubbock County was next in line, handing down a third life sentence after Diana pled no contest–with no technical admission of guilt–to her first sons death. This time around, hospital staffers called lumbrrera police, and Detective James Hawkins now the Chief of Police for Garden City questioned Diana at length, compiling a list of her previous children, along with the places and dates of their deaths.
Garden City Police Department
William Eckert appeared for the defense, blaming Joses death on a massive viral infection. Virginia Bribiesca, Lumbrera’s sister, says she was there when Garza’s mother cursed her, telling Lumbrera her children would die at their mother’s hands. I want to know if she killed my babies.
Fifteen months later, Diana bore another son, named Daniel. She wasn’t the type of person that would get in trouble with a neighbor. The death certificates gave them no reason to be suspicious. Bribiesca, who resides in Kansas. The Kansas charges prompted a massive investigation into the other deaths, resulting in the five murder indictments in three West Texas counties. On March 25,he was treated by physicians for an ear infection, with no apparent complications. Jose seemed well enough that afternoon, when Diana phoned her husband to tell him the infant was dying.
She was sentenced to life in prison.