Samvastion “Sammy” Ochoa was told by her uncle, Baron Ochoa, that she would die if she ever told anyone that he had been molesting her. He wasn’t bluffing. Sammy was stabbed to death on September 14. She was 10 years old. Her mother, Rebecca “Veggie” Gonzales, and Gonzales’ roommate, Pamela Susan Wenske, were also murdered before their home was set on fire.
Let me back it up just a smidge.
In August, during a custody battle, Rebecca Gonzales reported to police and CPS that Sammy claimed to have been sexually abused by her uncle and father from November of 2010 to July 2011. A protective order was requested. Sex crimes detectives requested a forensic
interview of Sammy. She gave graphic details of the abuse she had been subjected to. She claimed that he uncle made her watch pornography and recorded himself assaulting her. She also told how he threatened to kill her and her mother if she ever told anyone. Well, he “allegedly” made good on his promise. Baron Ochoa wasn’t the only relative Sammy claimed was sexually abusing her. According to the little girl, her father inflicted the same type of sexual abuse on her. Sounds like damaged DNA to me. The kind that should be removed before it spreads like cancer.
That interview was August 11th. Sadly, warrants to investigate the sex abuse were not issued until after the murders. FAIL! It wasn’t until September 21st,, 7 days after the murders, that police reviewed the recording of the forensic interview.
Baron Ochoa and his brother, Conrad Ochoa (Sammy’s father) were questioned after the killings. Conrad was arrested on the day of the murders for an outstanding traffic warrant, but was released. Police state that, during his interview that day, they “immediately smelled the same strong odor” that was noted in a fire earlier that morning. As if that wasn’t a tell-tale sign, he made comments about websites and what-not instructing how to combine materials to start fires, yet he denied any involvement in the crime. WOOP WOOP WOOP!!! (That’s not a fire alarm. That’s a “he’s the fuck head responsible for murder” alarm).
When police interviewed Baron, it was noted that he had fresh scratches on his neck, head and shoulder. WOOP WOOP WOOOOPPPPP!!!
Two days later, armed with a search warrant, police found a black vibrator in Conrad’s SUV. Also seized was Conrad’s computer and digital storage. He had over 7,000 images of suggestively posed, scantily clad little girls and some images of young boy. There a video of Baron having sex with and girl whose age and identity were unknown. If that wasn’t stomach turning enough, there were another 21,900 images from a single encounter that show Sammy engaging in sexual activity with another young girl. Documented in those images was the use of a black vibrator.
(I think I just threw up in my mouth). The second little girl was interviewed September 27th. She identified Baron as having repeatedly sexually
abusing her, beginning when she was in the fourth grade. Conrad was not starring in any of this putrid pornography; not that it makes him any less guilty or any less vile.
Neither of these sorry bastards has been arrested for the murders. The murder investigation is ongoing. Baron Ochoa has been charged with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Conrad Ochoa was charged with possession and promotion of child pornography. Both have posted $1 million dollar bails, but remain in jail. Thank God.
Conrad’s crimes weren’t limited to those of his equally as fucked in the head brother. To add insult to injury, he had asked for Sammy’s remains to be sent to a funeral home and that there not be a service for her. As next of kin, he was the one to make that decision. Sammy’s grandmother, Suzy Bianchi-Peters, is fighting to remove his right to make that decision. She has received a restraining order preventing Conrad from claiming Sammy’s remains, but has not been able to lay her to rest. She should have been buried with her mother, but Conrad’s final act of assholery prevented that.
It’s evil mother fuckers like Conrad and Baron that make me happy that Texas has the Death Penalty. I hope the crimes committed against Sammy, her mother and Pamela earn the Ochoa brothers a fast pass to death. I’m hoping for a slow, painful death, but I will settle for them being put down humanely; as long as they aren’t able to hurt any more children.
Rest in peace Sammy, Rebecca and Pamela.
Thanks go to Deena for this tip.