Fil-Am teen charged in murder, rape of 8-year-old girl

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Filipino American teen in Santa Cruz, Calif. suspected of allegedly murdering, kidnapping, and sexually assaulting 8-year-old Maddy Middleton made his first appearance in court.

Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, did not enter a plea. He only answered with a simple “yes” when asked by the judge if he understood the aspects of his case.

Gonzalez was then ordered to appear in court on Sept. 21 to enter a plea. His defense attorney Larry Biggam spoke briefly to the media following the court appearance.

“Our job is to review the evidence, conduct our own investigation, and make sure that the minor — like every citizen accused — receives a fair trial,” Biggam said.

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell said that he feels that charges against Gonzalez were accurately made.

“We filed charges that were legally appropriate and we are confident in our case,” Rosell said.

Gonzalez was arrested Monday July 27, after police found the 8-year-old victim’s body in the recycling bin of the apartment complex property.

According to a criminal report, Gonzalez allegedly lured Middleton into his apartment, tied her up, sexually assaulted her, and strangled her to death.

Families in the close-knit community were shocked to hear that Gonzalez was charged in Middleton’s murder, calling him a well-rounded kid who often played with his yo-yo.

Balitang America sources confirm that Gonzales’ mother is Filipino and hails from Romblon. The sources include a 16-year-old former classmate of Gonzalez whose identity is concealed because of her age.

The former classmate revealed to that Gonzalez had told her that he was suicidal at an early age.

“He would say when I was friends with him that a smile is the best disguise — things that sounded weird. Coming from a 13-year-old, that was very in my face and that something is wrong. But I didn’t know what to do to help him,” she said.

Balitang America attempted to speak to the management of the Tannery Arts Center housing complex where Gonzales lived with his family, but they were unavailable for a comment.

Gonzalez, a minor, will be tried as an adult. If convicted, he faces a maximum of life in prison. The death penalty does not apply to juveniles.

You can contact Rommel Conclara at rommel_conclara@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • kikaypang0
    31 July 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    I can buy him a round trip plane ticket to visit the Phil. if he just wanted to get laid …
    It will only cost him half a sandwich and diet soda to hook up over there .
    Why rape and kill ?

    • Arbi
      31 July 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      if you’re OK with a faggy, then u can try Noz, he doesnt charge at all………

      • Enigma
        5 August 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

        F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

  • anonymous
    31 July 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    He is half Mexican.

  • HELLO
    1 August 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Is this kid sick in the head. They will lock him up for 50 years. My friend was telling me you can’t trust Filipinos. They are animals.

    • Arbi
      1 August 2015 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      @HELLO…….YOU AND YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND TOGETHER W/ NOZ ARE THE ONE WHO IS SICK IN THE HEAD AND COULD’NT BE TRUSTED, LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, THEY ARE MUCH BETTER OFF THAN YOU

      • Enigma
        5 August 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

        F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

  • American
    3 August 2015 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Hey Arbi are you a stupid troll? You sound like one. And what are you mad at? Look dummy if you can’t say nice things or stay with the main subject, don’t make a comment you look stupid with the comments you make.

  • Enigma
    4 August 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Filipinos, is a Rotting Culture of Graft and Corruption.Filipinos are liars,thieves and animals. Or if that sounds too harsh, they are a nation made up mostly of liars and thieves and a small minority of non-liars and non-thieves who prefer to look the other way or bury their heads in the sand.

    Zero-brained Filipino zombies piss on the walls and run naked in the rain,mind-boggling stupidity, ignorance, rudeness, and shameless scams .

    “It’s a strange thing. Yeah, they’ll buddy up and stick together when Pinoy Pride is being damaged. But when that’s not happening, they’re lying, cheating, and stealing from each other”

    This is so true. It’s also weird that they cry Pinoy Pride, Pinoys are the best, etc, but don’t want other flips to achieve something better than them. it’s a culture of smart-shaming and anti-intellectualism.

    • Arbi
      4 August 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      @ Enigma, naaawa kami sayo kasi walang gamot sa mga ESTUPIDO, ayan ang napala mo sa kasisinghot ng UTOT ni Noz, ang maiipapayo ko lang sayo …pag may nakita kang pulis batukan mo sabay sigaw ng allahu akbar ……

      • Enigma
        5 August 2015 at 12:18 am - Reply

        Arbi
        31 July 2015 at 3:13 pm – Reply
        if you’re OK with a faggy, then u can try Noz, he doesnt charge at all………

        Arbi
        1 August 2015 at 5:34 pm – Reply
        @HELLO…….YOU AND YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND TOGETHER W/ NOZ ARE THE ONE WHO IS SICK IN THE HEAD AND COULD’NT BE TRUSTED, LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, THEY ARE MUCH BETTER OFF THAN YOU

        Arbi
        4 August 2015 at 2:32 pm – Reply
        @ Enigma, naaawa kami sayo kasi walang gamot sa mga ESTUPIDO, ayan ang napala mo sa kasisinghot ng UTOT ni Noz, ang maiipapayo ko lang sayo …pag may nakita kang pulis batukan mo sabay sigaw ng allahu akbar ……

        F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

      • Enigma
        5 August 2015 at 7:31 am - Reply

        F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

        • Arbi
          5 August 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

          F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

          • Enigma
            5 August 2015 at 11:09 am -

            Pignoy Arbi Obsess homo transvestite piss pot cock sucker, dung eater ,he chases Noz like a dog in Heat. Pignoy ARBI monkey feet , pig nose, idiot, racist,retarded, thieve,liar,invader,bull-shitters, ignorant, and filthy retard with zero brain.

  • Enigma
    4 August 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Don’t trust any filipino, they lie and even if you caught them in action they won’t admit it. I’ve seen many times how Filipinos love to shit all over their country. Pinoy Pride yey!

  • Enigma
    4 August 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    A poster here attacking everyone think he’s smart of talking filth. He is so Obsess linking Noz to everyone . Maybe a transvestite and have a hots for this person name Noz.

    Pignoys’ vocab are filled with profanities that they can’t seem to form a sentence without using swear words. Ugly 3rd class people, dirtbags, we see many dumb pignoys came here just to praise their own country even though it’s listed most hated country. Philippines serves no positive purpose to the world other than perhaps to serve as a trash dump for Canada.
    The country is dirty, overpopulated and disgusting. The people are lazy, uneducated, dirty, immoral scum and every other bad thing a person can be. They breed too much and can’t take care of the children they have. Everyone expects a handout all the time. People try to blame the typhoon but the country was a piece of crap before the typhoon yolanda.

    Pignoys or shall i say monkeypigs really think so highly of themselves . They are also rude and aggressive.I would say that the Philippines is the ghetto of Asia but that would insult ghettos. Most Filipinos aren’t really Asian-thinkers as one would perceived in reality. Pignoys try to imitate western culture to the point of leaving their country they are so proud off behind.

    99% Filipinos are a (A S I N) = Arrogant, Stupid, Ignorant, No common sense people who hates to be CRITICIZE. Religious hypocrites, they are so full of themselves, but they don’t see their faces in the mirrors, the most ugly people inside and outside on earth. Liars and Thieves, scammers cunning .Pignoys are full of Pride while they worship Americans too much. Filipinos are stupid! They are so proud of their poor country, they keep blaming their corrupt government, but keep voting for them.

    They worship so much the white people and Japanese and their celebrity as if they are gods. Religious pinoys are sooo fake! They go to church and curse after coming out from the church.Filipinos are racists to their fellow Filipinos.Overrated.Very ugly people.
    A poster here attacking everyone think he’s smart of talking filth. He is so Obsess linking Noz to everyone . Maybe a transvestite and have a hots for this person name Noz.

    Pignoys’ vocab are filled with profanities that they can’t seem to form a sentence without using swear words. Ugly 3rd class people, dirtbags, we see many dumb pignoys came here just to praise their own country even though it’s a list most hated country. Philippines serves no positive purpose to the world other than perhaps to serve as a trash dump for Canada.
    The country is dirty, overpopulated and disgusting. The people are lazy, uneducated, dirty, immoral scum and every other bad thing a person can be. They breed too much and can’t take care of the children they have. Everyone expects a handout all the time. People try to blame the typhoon but the country was a piece of crap before the typhoon yolanda.

    Pignoys or shall i say monkeypigs really think so highly of themselves . They are also rude and aggressive.I would say that the Philippines is the ghetto of Asia but that would insult ghettos. Most Filipinos aren’t really Asian-thinkers as one would perceived in reality. Pignoys try to imitate western culture to the point of leaving their country they are proud off behind.

    99% Filipinos are a (A S I N) = Arrogant, Stupid, Ignorant, No common sense people who hates to be CRITICIZE. Religious hypocrites, they are so full of themselves, but they don’t see their faces in the mirrors, the most ugly people inside and outside on earth. Liars and Thieves, scammers cunning .Pignoys are full of Pride while they worship Americans too much. Filipinos are stupid! They are so proud of their poor country, they keep blaming their corrupt government, but keep voting for them.

    They worship so much the white people and Japanese and their celebrity as if they are gods. Religious pinoys are sooo fake! They go to church and curse after coming out from the church.Filipinos are racists to their fellow Filipinos.Overrated.Very ugly people.

    • Arbi
      8 August 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      SIRA ULO!

  • Enigma
    5 August 2015 at 12:01 am - Reply

    A poster here attacking everyone think he’s smart of talking filth. He is so Obsess linking Noz to everyone . Maybe a transvestite and have a hots for this person name Noz.

    Pignoys’ vocab are filled with profanities that they can’t seem to form a sentence without using swear words. Ugly 3rd class people, dirtbags, we see many dumb pignoys came here just to praise their own country even though it’s listed most hated country. Philippines serves no positive purpose to the world other than perhaps to serve as a trash dump for Canada.
    The country is dirty, overpopulated and disgusting. The people are lazy, uneducated, dirty, immoral scum and every other bad thing a person can be. They breed too much and can’t take care of the children they have. Everyone expects a handout all the time. People try to blame the typhoon but the country was a piece of crap before the typhoon yolanda.

    Pignoys or shall i say monkeypigs really think so highly of themselves . They are also rude and aggressive.I would say that the Philippines is the ghetto of Asia but that would insult ghettos. Most Filipinos aren’t really Asian-thinkers as one would perceived in reality. Pignoys try to imitate western culture to the point of leaving their country they are so proud off behind.

    99% Filipinos are a (A S I N) = Arrogant, Stupid, Ignorant, No common sense people who hates to be CRITICIZE. Religious hypocrites, they are so full of themselves, but they don’t see their faces in the mirrors, the most ugly people inside and outside on earth. Liars and Thieves, scammers cunning .Pignoys are full of Pride while they worship Americans too much. Filipinos are stupid! They are so proud of their poor country, they keep blaming their corrupt government, but keep voting for them.

    They worship so much the white people and Japanese and their celebrity as if they are gods. Religious pinoys are sooo fake! They go to church and curse after coming out from the church.Filipinos are racists to their fellow Filipinos.Overrated.Very ugly people.

    • jose
      6 August 2015 at 6:33 am - Reply

      Enigma, you are one ugly person without a soul.

      • Enigma
        6 August 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

        Pignoy Jose F@ck you

  • Enigma
    5 August 2015 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Arbi
    31 July 2015 at 3:13 pm – Reply
    if you’re OK with a faggy, then u can try Noz, he doesnt charge at all………

    Arbi
    1 August 2015 at 5:34 pm – Reply
    @HELLO…….YOU AND YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND TOGETHER W/ NOZ ARE THE ONE WHO IS SICK IN THE HEAD AND COULD’NT BE TRUSTED, LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, THEY ARE MUCH BETTER OFF THAN YOU

    Arbi
    4 August 2015 at 2:32 pm – Reply
    @ Enigma, naaawa kami sayo kasi walang gamot sa mga ESTUPIDO, ayan ang napala mo sa kasisinghot ng UTOT ni Noz, ang maiipapayo ko lang sayo …pag may nakita kang pulis batukan mo sabay sigaw ng allahu akbar ……

    F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

  • Enigma
    5 August 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Arbi
    31 July 2015 at 3:13 pm – Reply
    if you’re OK with a faggy, then u can try Noz, he doesnt charge at all………

    Arbi
    1 August 2015 at 5:34 pm – Reply
    @HELLO…….YOU AND YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND TOGETHER W/ NOZ ARE THE ONE WHO IS SICK IN THE HEAD AND COULD’NT BE TRUSTED, LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, THEY ARE MUCH BETTER OFF THAN YOU

    Arbi
    4 August 2015 at 2:32 pm – Reply
    @ Enigma, naaawa kami sayo kasi walang gamot sa mga ESTUPIDO, ayan ang napala mo sa kasisinghot ng UTOT ni Noz, ang maiipapayo ko lang sayo …pag may nakita kang pulis batukan mo sabay sigaw ng allahu akbar ……

    F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

  • Tamhyrn
    5 August 2015 at 6:42 am - Reply

    EnigMa…You are a big Bullshit to the FILIPINO!..and i know you are the one whose a member of SATANs family..your LIFE is rotten and even your BRAIN cloning from the brains of DEVIL…YOU ARE NOTHING and not deserving to LIVE in this WORLD…You are the Best ANIMALs from your WORD…

  • Enigma
    5 August 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Arbi
    31 July 2015 at 3:13 pm – Reply
    if you’re OK with a faggy, then u can try Noz, he doesnt charge at all………

    Arbi
    1 August 2015 at 5:34 pm – Reply
    @HELLO…….YOU AND YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND TOGETHER W/ NOZ ARE THE ONE WHO IS SICK IN THE HEAD AND COULD’NT BE TRUSTED, LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, THEY ARE MUCH BETTER OFF THAN YOU

    Arbi
    4 August 2015 at 2:32 pm – Reply
    @ Enigma, naaawa kami sayo kasi walang gamot sa mga ESTUPIDO, ayan ang napala mo sa kasisinghot ng UTOT ni Noz, ang maiipapayo ko lang sayo …pag may nakita kang pulis batukan mo sabay sigaw ng allahu akbar ……

    F@cking Obsess transvestite ,all your responds is about Noz . Your retarded and need to get confined at Psycho mental house or Noz needs to stick his D!ck in your F@cking A$$HOLE$.

    • Arbi
      8 August 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      that’s the attitude of a criminal who relies on a government welfare, kawawa ka naman, nasira na ulo mo, hanap ka ng soup kitchen they will provide you a warm meal, or go to a nearest restaurant you like and i will pay for your bills……

  • HELLO
    10 August 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    To all you trolls, kids lets be nice before making your comments. Please try to act like humans not like dumb kids. Look you all should talk about the main subject of the comments, not talk like little kids. Do you all understand or do I have to draw a picture for you kids.

    • Arbi
      10 August 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      YOU ARE A BIG JOKE, PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACHED IDIOT!

      • HELLO
        11 August 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

        Hey Arbi it’s not a joke you all look “STUPID.” With your dumb comments. Come on Yahoo.Com and see how we Americans would love to tell you dumb Filipinos where you stand in America. Your a dumb “TROLL.” Ass hole!!

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