Murder of Abigail Gasca-Chavez by Ernesto Hernandez featured on See No Evil

Ernesto Hernandez mugshot
Ernesto Hernandez was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Abigail Gasca-Chavez. Pic credit: Salinas Police Department

See No Evil is taking a closer look at the execution-style shooting of Abigail Gasca-Chavez by her boyfriend, Ernesto Hernandez, who is also the father of one of her children.

On the morning of March 29, 2016, security cameras throughout Greenfield, California, captured Hernandez chasing after Gasca-Chavez in his car, which was a recently purchased black 2012 Volkswagen.

The footage also showed a confrontation between Hernandez and the 19-year-old mother two outside her home.

When Gasca-Chavez left, Hernandez, of Soledad, was seen driving past her house before he entered through an unsecured door.

He waited inside the home for Gasca-Chavez to return, and when she did, she had her 2-year-old child with her. Less than a minute later, Hernandez was seen running out of the house.

Later that afternoon, a neighbor tended to Gasca-Chavez’s child, who was found screaming and crying outside her home.

The child was alone.

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A relative showed up a short time later. When they went inside the house, they found Gasca-Chavez dead.

An autopsy revealed that Gasca-Chavez had been shot in the face and head at close range seven times. The medical examiner stated that she likely died within minutes after being shot.

Law enforcement immediately considered Hernandez a suspect in the case, and the judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

Cell phone and video evidence proved Ernesto Hernandez fled to Mexico

After the shooting, Hernandez’s cell phone and video footage showed that he fled to Los Angeles, where he ditched his car at a bus station.

Hernandez purchased a one-way ticket and got on the bus.

When the bus stopped in McAllen, Texas, authorities said he crossed the border into Mexico, but it wasn’t long before law enforcement tracked him down.

On April 18, 2016, Mexican authorities and U.S. Marshals arrested Hernandez, and he was later extradited to the United States to face charges of first-degree murder.

Hernandez is no stranger to law enforcement, as he was convicted of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in 2005.

Ernesto Hernandez was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend

On April 21, 2016, Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder in a Salinas courtroom.

Following a nearly three-week trial, Hernandez was convicted of murder while lying in wait as well as residential burglary using a firearm.

In December 2017, a judge sentenced him to life in prison without the chance of parole.

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