Man shot lifeless, killed by Lawrence County police reportedly convicted of earlier homicide in 2011 – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Juan Carter Hernandez was shot dead by police last week after beating a transgender woman to death in Lawrence County. However, this is reportedly not the first time he has taken a life.
Hernández was shot dead by police earlier this week.
Police say he attacked Chyna Cardena, 24.
Police also said he was ordered to stop but continued the attack before police shot him dead.
Cardena was taken to a hospital where she died – and we now learn that Hernández may have killed before.
According to our Youngstown subsidiary, a family identified Hernández as the man who killed their daughter Kandace Hernández.
The family says the murder happened in North Carolina in 2011.
Hernández allegedly pleaded guilty to second degree murder and alleged that he defended himself.
He was reportedly sentenced to 8-10 years in prison, but Kandac’s mother, Tammy Larew, wanted a longer sentence.
She feared he would hurt someone again.
Her worst fear came true when she heard the news that Hernández allegedly killed Cardena.
Larew believes that if Hernández had had a longer prison sentence, Cardena would be still alive.
“A couple of people ask me, ‘Do you feel like you have justice now because he’s gone? “I mean, he’s gone, but he still did what he did to my daughter and Chyna,” Larew said.
KDKA has notified the Pennsylvania State Police of these allegations but has not yet received a response.
Stay with KDKA to learn more about this developing story.