Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
World's Worst Nannies
 
 
06/24/2005: Jimena Barreto, a nanny who cared for the children of wealthy families, was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison for the hit-and-run deaths of 10-year-old Troy Pack and his sister Alana, 7, in Danville, California. According to prosecutors, Barreto, 46, who had three drunken-driving convictions prior to the October 26, 2003 incident, was under the influence of alcohol, Vicodin, and muscle relaxants when she ran off the road and struck the children with her Mercedes Benz. After the crash, Barreto fled, but was arrested in San Jose two days later. On an emotionally charged day for parents Bob and Carmen Pack, the jury found Barreto guilty of leaving the scene of a fatality and DUI in addition to the second-degree murder counts.
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