Friday, February 9, 2018

Juan C. Mata-Chavez Wanted For The Death Of Monica Hernández Has Turned Himself In To Police

Mata-Chavez turned himself in to Milwaukee police and is being processed for the death of Hernández who died after a deadly crash in Milwaukee's Southside.

By H. Nelson  Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

February 9, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Juan C. Mata-Chavez, 27, who was wanted on two felony counts for the February 4th death of Monica Hernández, 43, has turned himself in to police, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. Mata-Chavez was charged with hit-and-run involving death and knowningly operating a vehicle while revoked causing death for the February deadly crash that resulted with the death of Hernández and causing injuries to her 13-year-old son, Jonathan. If convicted, Mata-Chavez is facing 25 years on prison and up to $100,000 in fines for the the hit-and-run charge, he is also facing up to 6 years and $10,000 in fines for driving while having a revoked license.
Bail for Mata-Chavez was set at $100,000 and the next scheduled court hearing is February 21.
According to the criminal complaint, Mata-Chavez called his sister after the deadly accident and told her to report the truck as stolen at gunpoint. She did reported it stolen about half an hour after the accident, but when questioned by police, she admitted that she had lied for her brother and identified him as the person wearing the cap in the video surveillance. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reported that Hernández died from internal bleeding including damage to her liver caused by blunt force trauma, which she also suffered from two broken legs. She apparently died during the operating procedure to save her life.
Police say, that two other passengers in the Ram have turned themselves in to police as well including a 23-year-old woman.
Last Sunday, Milwaukee police just after 11:05 a.m. responded to a two vehicle crash resulting in damages to three additional parked vehicles at the 1500 block of W. Lincoln Ave. A Ram pickup truck was speeding eastbound on W. Lincoln Ave. when it lost control on the icy street and turned sideways blocking Toyota Corolla heading westbound that crashed into it. 
La Canoa Restaurant located in the same block recorded the crash with a surveillance camera outside. Three male suspects and a women who were in the truck fled the scene and were also video recorded fleeing through an alley located on the side of the restaurant. 
Mata-Chavez who was wearing a cap, pulled a handgun out and pointed it at witnesses who attempted to stop them from leaving the scene of the crash.
Hernández, who was driving a Toyota Corolla that struck the truck passed away in a local hospital and her 13-year-old son, Jonathan who was the passenger survive with injuries to his arm.

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