Man Accused Of Strangling Young Girlfriend To Death In Front Of Their Child Pleads Not Guilty — Despite Surveillance Footage
On Thursday, Uriel Leon pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and child abuse he's currently facing in San Diego County.
Authorities believe Leon murdered Melissa Contreras, the mother of his children, who found strangled to death on Monday.
As prosecutors went over details of the tragic event, the young man burst into tears. Deputy District Attorney Ben Barlow stated it all went down after Contreras dropped off her two boys at Leon's parent's house before taking off for work. The San Diego Union-Tribute reports that Leon and Contreras had two children, and Contreras has three kids total.
Oceanside police Detective Rick Favela says when the 22-year-old came back after her shift, the estranged couple got into a fight over accusations of infidelity. One of Melissa's friends