Victoria Pedraza Pleads Guilty to “Permitting Abuse” in Death of 2 Year Old, Will Testify in Husband’s Death Penalty Trial – Wednesday UpdateJuly 25th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
Victoria Pedraza accepted a plea in Drew County Circuit Court, Tuesday afternoon, in the death of her 2 year old daughter, Aubriana Coke.
Victoria will serve 5 – 20 years in ADC, depending on a jury’s sentence, after she testifies against her husband, Daniel Pedraza, who is facing a possible death sentence, on a capital murder charge of his step-daughter.
If Victoria doesn’t testify, or doesn’t testify truthfully, her plea will be thrown out, and she will again face a capital murder charge, as well.
When asked why she felt she was guilty she admitted (with assistance of her attorney) that she “did not take action to prevent the abuse by Daniel Pedraza, which eventually lead to the death of her daughter.”
Judge Gibson was unavailable, so Judge Don Glover presided over the hearing.