Essay on Sef Gonzales

916 Words Mar 10th, 2013 4 Pages
Sef Gonzales, aged 20, was convicted and sentenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to life imprisonment for the murder of his father Teddy Gonzales, 46, mother Mary Loiva Josephine, 43, and sister Clodine, 18. On July 10th 2001, at about 4.30pm Gonzales entered his sister Clodine’s bedroom, where she was studying. He was armed with a baseball bat and two large knives he had retrieved from the kitchen. It was found that he compressed Clodine’s neck trying to strangle her, struck her at least six separate blows to the head with the bat and stabbed her many times, inflicting five major stab wounds to her neck and two major stab wounds to her abdomen.
Mary Loiva arrived home at about 5.30pm. Immediately upon her arrival, Sef attacked
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Dacillo knew nothing of the events that took place prior to his arrival. Later in the evening, after dropping his friend off, Gonzales returned home and shortly before midnight and called police claiming he had discovered the bodies on his arrival at the house, and that he had chased off intruders.
Gonzales attracted sympathy after singing at the funeral and appearing on television pleading for the killers to come forward, saying he wanted justice and offering a reward of $100,000 for information.
Police investigating the murders began to believe that he was the perpetrator. Gonzales' first alibi was disapproved in December, when they were told of sightings of his car in the driveway at the time of the murders. Gonzales then constructed a second alibi, claiming he had visited a brothel at the time of the murders, but this was proven to be false by the prostitute who he claimed to be with at the time.
Other false trails were the fabrication of an e-mail that implicated a business rival of Teddy in the murders, the fabrication of threatening e-mails, and the staging of an attempted burglary and an abduction. Sef also put a deposit on a $173,000 Lexus, telling the dealership he would be using his inheritance to pay for the vehicle, traded in his parents' car and pawned his mother's jewellery
On 13 June 2002, detectives from Strike Force Tawas of the NSW Police arrested Sef Gonzales and charged him with three counts of murder and one count of threatening product

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