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Gabriela Guevara denied parole again

Posted at 3:50 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 20:24:01-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The woman who helped her boyfriend dump his mother’s body and stood by while he threw his 4-year-old brother to his death found out if she’ll get out of prison.

Gabriela Guevara, 29, was denied parole again. She’s serving a 6-to-14 year sentence for accessory to murder.

The Nebraska Parole Board unanimously voted (3-0) to defer her parole another year.

In May 2015 she helped her boyfriend, Roberto Martinez-Marinero, dump his mother Ismenia Marinero’s body by Lauritzen Gardens after he murdered her. She sat by as Roberto then put his infant half brother Angel in a La Vista dumpster, and threw his half brother 4-year-old Josue Marinero, into the Elkhorn River. Angel was saved, Josue’s body was found days later.

The board initially voted 2-1 to grant her parole, but they needed a unanimous decision for it to pass. NE Parole Board Member Bob Twiss voted no.

“I’m asking about her thoughts on how serious this crime is, and how it would look to the public. Whether or not in the public’s eyes it might diminish the seriousness of her crime should she be paroled,” Twiss questioned.

“The only thing I can tell you at this point is that you would be doing the correct thing if you would give me, if you can release me today on parole,” Guevara answered through a translator.

It’s the second time the parole board has denied her release. When she gets out she’ll face her INS detainer and will be deported. She will have another hearing in April 2021, and have to be released in 2022.

Roberto Martinez-Marinero is serving two consecutive life sentences.