A former Marine admitted in a wild jailhouse interview Thursday that he “emptied the clip” when he drunkenly gunned down his dad and stepmom of their bed room final week.
Irvin Hernandez Flores, 23, is accused of breaking into his dad’s San Francisco residence final weekend and fatally taking pictures 47-year-old Jose Hernandez and his spouse, 41-year-old Yesenia Soto, of their bed room.
The slain couple’s 11-year-old daughter witnessed the carnage and Flores live-streamed the slayings to Fb, prosecutors instructed the San Francisco Chronicle.
“On this video, the defendant seems proud and proud of himself, all whilst you can clearly see his father laying in a pool of blood, and his step-mother slowly dying from her a number of gunshot wounds,” mentioned Randy Quezada, a spokesperson for the San Francisco District Lawyer’s Workplace.
Quezada mentioned the slaying was “clearly premeditated.” Flores disputes this, nonetheless.
Talking with KTVU 2 from jail, he admitted to the taking pictures however claimed he opened fireplace in a drunken rage as a result of he was mad at his father over allegations he sexually abused a relative.
“All my life I wished to do good for my household, however my father—he killed my goals,” Flores mentioned.
Flores mentioned he went to his father’s room after an evening of heavy consuming—armed, however not with the intention of utilizing his handgun. He claimed that Hernandez charged at him and so he opened fireplace at midnight. He mentioned he flipped on the lights and noticed his dad injured on the ground, so he shot him once more.
“As soon as I emptied the clip I turned on the lights and I see him on the ground,” Flores mentioned. “I see his struggling after which I ended his struggling.”
As for Soto, Flores mentioned his step-mom was simply caught “within the crossfire” when he began taking pictures.
“I didn’t have any intentions to cope with her,” he mentioned.
Flores admitted to firing 20 rounds as his half-sister watched. The 11-year-old referred to as 911 with Hernandez Flores’ assist, he mentioned.
“She wasn’t crying,“ Flores mentioned. “She was shocked. She wanted my assist to get in touch with emergency.”
Flores mentioned he was a Marine for four-and-a-half years earlier than being honorably discharged. The Marine Corps didn’t instantly reply to a request confirming Flores’ service.
He additionally, incredulously, claimed he was within the means of becoming a member of the San Francisco Police Division. His dream was to be a sniper for the SWAT staff, he mentioned. A LinkedIn profile beneath the identical identify as Flores’ mentioned he was finding out felony justice on the Metropolis School of San Francisco.
“I gained many abilities similar to surveillance, marksmanship, radio communication, 180 hours of an EMT program casualty care and having the ability to work as a staff,” the bio mentioned, referencing his time as a Marine. “I’m at present on the lookout for a job in Safety whereas going to school for Prison Justice.”
Flores was being held with out bail on the San Francisco County Jail on Friday. He mentioned he deliberate to plead not responsible to premeditated homicide.
“I wish to apologize,” Flores mentioned. “I didn’t fully wish to do that. Our heavenly father is aware of I didn’t do that with the intent to kill my father—particularly my sister’s mother who had nothing to do with this.”