Fourteen years old. Fourteen years old.
"Alexander Cervantes was 14 years old when he attacked a 13-year-old girl and her
20-month-old brother, who were the younger siblings of one of his friends. After
breaking into their home in the middle of the night, he stabbed them repeatedly as they
slept, raped and sodomized the girl, forced her to orally copulate him, and ultimately
passed out during the attack. He had been drinking heavily that evening and his defense
rested on voluntary intoxication to negate specific intent. He was convicted of 15
charges, including various sex offenses, first-degree burglary, and two counts each of
attempted murder, torture, and aggravated mayhem. He received a prison sentence of 50
years to life under the one-strike law (Pen. Code,1
§ 667.61), a consecutive 11-year
determinate term for one attempted murder (§§ 187, 664), plus a consecutive life term for
the other attempted murder."