Man from Southern California receives 30 years to life for killing his grandma and granddaughter

Authorities said on Tuesday that a 25-year-old Ventura County man has been sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison for his involvement in a DUI incident four years ago that resulted in the deaths of a grandmother and her 7-year-old granddaughter.

According to a press release from the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, the tragic collision happened on June 22, 2020, while Oxnard resident Jacob Anthony Caliboso was traveling west on Pleasant Valley Road while under the “combined influence of Xanax and marijuana.” He crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the victims’ motorcycle.

According to the prosecution, Caliboso did not apply his brakes at all during the fatal crash while exceeding the speed limit on the road.

Elva Andrade passed away right there. Nevaeh Gomez, her granddaughter, passed away at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles a day later.

Prosecutors claimed that Caliboso uploaded around a dozen images or videos of his drug use on Snapchat the day of the deadly car accident.

More than 1,000 Snapchat images and videos showing the 25-year-old driving while high on drugs in the weeks before the collision were also retrieved by CHP investigators, and they were all shown to the jury during his trial.

A total of seven family members of Andrade and Gomez gave impact statements to the court.

The jury found Caliboso guilty on April 30. The maximum legal sentence of 30 years to life was given to him.

Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Leija, who oversaw the case’s prosecution, stated, “The defendant deserved the maximum sentence because of his callous conduct, which took the lives of two innocent people.” “I hope that their families feel a sense of justice and closure after this sentence, but no amount of time will bring back Nevaeh and Elva.”

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