(Fremont, NE) -- A Fremont man charged in the stabbing death of his infant cousin, is found not responsible due to the reason of insanity.
A Nebraska district judge made that ruling on Friday for Alexander Hernandez, who psychiatrists say was listening to the voices in his head when he killed 4 month old Ameliana Cardona in January 2021. Hernandez, who was 19 at the time of the incident, reportedly stabbed the baby 20 times and was charged with First Degree Murder.
In handing down his ruling, District Judge Geoffrey Hall wrote that the state, "has met its burden beyond a reasonable doubt" that Hernandez committed the crimes, and that Hernandez's defense team had also met the burden of proof with when it came to his insanity defense. Hernandez had been receiving mental health services in the months leading up to the stabbing, and had even met with a mental health professional just days before the infant girl's death.