Tonight’s episode of Dateline NBC will concentrate on the disappearance and homicide of Michelle Le. Le was a 26-year-old nursing pupil who lived in San Francisco.
Le disappeared from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Middle in Hayward, California on Could 27, 2011. Her physique was positioned in September 2011.
Although Le’s physique was not instantly positioned, investigators stated early on within the investigation that the proof pointed towards murder. The proof included a forensic examination from her automobile and the parking storage in addition to video proof from the storage.
Giselle Diwag Esteban was named an individual of curiosity in June 2011 and was later convicted of the homicide Le, who was her former buddy.
Giselle Diwag Esteban Was Sentenced to 25 Years to Life
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Esteban and Le attended highschool collectively in San Diego, California, and mobile phone data confirmed that their cell telephones “traveled on the same path” following Le’s disappearance.
Esteban was arrested on September 7, 2011 and charged with the homicide of Le, although her physique had not been positioned but. Authorities on the time stated that there was sufficient proof to convict Esteban.
The proof got here within the type of DNA in blood stains present in Le’s automobile and on Esteban’s shoe in addition to a safety video confirming Esteban’s presence within the space the place Le disappeared.
Esteban plead not responsible. She was convicted of first-degree homicide on October 29, 2012 and was sentenced to 25 to life in jail.
A Decide Instructed Esteban She Could By no means Be Paroled
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Based on Patch.com, throughout Esteban’s sentencing, a choose warned her that she might by no means be paroled if she exhibits no regret for the homicide of her former buddy.
Alameda County Superior Court docket Decide Jon Rolefson stated that he had by no means seen any regret from Esteban.
“I hope sometime you’ll be able to develop a way of regret as a result of this was a criminal offense with many victims,” the choose stated, referring to Le’s household.
Prosecutors argued that Esteban murdered Le as a result of she believed that Le was in a relationship with Scott Marasigan, who was the daddy of Esteban’s daughter. Marasigan stated that he was mates with Le, however he was unable to persuade Esteban that he was not romantically concerned with Le.
Troubling textual content messages despatched to Marasigan by Esteban got here out throughout the trial and included many threats to Le’s life.
Esteban’s lawyer, Andrea Auer, didn’t argue that her shopper didn’t kill Le. As a substitute, she acknowledged that Esteban did kill her however argued that it was not first-degree homicide and was as an alternative voluntary manslaughter. She argued that Le provoked Esteban after which Esteban murdered her “within the warmth of ardour.”
The prosecution argued that Esteban had deliberate the homicide months upfront and stated that they had tapes of Esteban “laughing and speaking about killing individuals,” in line with Each day Mail.
On the time of the homicide, Esteban was pregnant, and he or she gave start to her baby in jail. Her first daughter was 6 years previous on the time.
Tune in to Dateline NBC on Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m. to be taught extra about Michelle Le’s disappearance and homicide.
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