Daniel Garcia Murders 5 Year Old Boy In Texas

Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia is a killer from Texas who would be convicted of the murder of a five year old boy

According to court documents Daniel Garcia was involved in a relationship with Nickolle Cristina Aguilar who had a five year old son named Domenic Aguilar Acevedo

According to the mother Daniel Garcia would strike the little boy over such things as not answering a question fast enough or not finishing his food

However that abuse would turn fatal when Domenic Aguilar Acevedo did something that angered Daniel Garcia who would throw the child against the wall. Soon after the child began to vomit and instead of getting help the child would die inside of the residence

Daniel Garcia would be seen on video surveillance bringing the body of Domenic Aguilar Acevedo to a vehicle. Garcia and Nickolle would then drive to Colorado and the body of the little boy would be thrown into a lake near their campsite

Daniel Garcia and Nickolle Cristina Aguilar would be arrested and extradited back to Texas

Nickolle Christina Aguilar would plead guilty to one count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury by omission and was sentenced up to fifteen years in prison

Daniel Garcia would go to trial and be convicted of murder. Garcia will be sentenced later this summer

Daniel Garcia Case

A jury has convicted a man accused of beating his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son to death and dumping his body in the river

Daniel Garcia was on trial for the 2021 murder of 5-year-old Domenic Aguilar Acevedo.

Police say Domenic was at an extended stay near Fort Sam Houston when he was beaten to death.

The boy’s mom and her boyfriend were accused of trying to cover up what happened by tossing his body in the Colorado River. They were later arrested while on the run to Costa Rica, according to an investigation.

Records show the boy’s mom, Nickolle Aguilar, watched Garcia beat Domenic for three weeks before hitting the boy so hard that he bounced off the wall and hit the floor. He vomited and later died.

A jury found Daniel Garcia guilty on Wednesday, with sentencing scheduled for August 14.


Daniel Garcia News

Texas jurors took two and a half hours on Wednesday to convict a man for fatally beating his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son, according to San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT. Testimony from the mother established that the defendant, Daniel Garcia, would strike victim Domenic Aguilar Acevedo over issues like not answering questions fast enough or not eating fast enough.

“[Domenic] wouldn’t answer right away, wouldn’t keep quiet, not eat his food fast enough … one time he pooped himself,” the mother, Nickolle Cristina Aguilar, testified last week.

That pattern of abuse ended tragically in July 2021, when Garcia threw Domenic into a wall, fatally injuring the child. Dominic began vomiting what investigators described as a dark substance before he died a few hours later.

Authorities said surveillance footage from the hotel showed Garcia carrying Dominic’s lifeless body to their car. Aguilar testified that instead of calling 911, they drove to Colorado — they camped in a remote area before burying Dominic. His body was later recovered in a ravine near the campsite.

Speaking about a specific incident before Dominic’s death, Aguilar said Garcia punched the child in the face with so much force it left the boy’s jaw “crooked.”

“He wasn’t answering fast enough or eating fast enough and — I don’t remember exactly what happened, but at some point, Daniel (Garcia) hit him (Dominic) in the jaw,” she said. “He punched him in the jaw, like how you sucker punch somebody, with a closed fist.”

Investigators have previously said that Nickolle Aguilar told them that she did not step in to stop the abuse because “she was too eager to be in a relationship.”

Garcia was on trial for injury to a child resulting in death, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, and altering, destroying, or concealing a human corpse.

Nickolle Aguilar earlier this month pleaded guilty to one count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury by omission and was subsequently sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in a state correctional facility. She was required to testify against Garcia as part of her plea agreement,

Garcia’s sentencing is set for Aug. 14.

Man who fatally beat 5-year-old over petty grievances like not answering questions fast enough found guilty

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