Madison
7° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Fitchburg man who ran over son abandons insanity defense in plea deal

Published On: Apr 07 2014 09:46:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 07 2014 03:32:28 PM CDT
Jesus A. Castillo-Dimas

Jesus A. Castillo-Dimas

MADISON, Wis. -

A Wisconsin man accused of fatally running over his 2-year-old son and stabbing the boy's mother has entered a plea deal just as his trial was to begin.

Thirty-two-year-old Jesus Castillo-Dimas pleaded no contest to first-degree reckless homicide Monday for the 2012 death of his son, Yandel Castillo-Castillo.

Castillo-Dimas also pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree intentional homicide for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend, Maria Castillo-Castillo, who was the boy's mother. She survived the attack.

He was facing one count of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and a charge of stalking resulting in bodily harm.

Fitchburg police said the woman was in a long-term relationship with Castillo-Dimas that had ended. Castillo-Dimas was the father of the child who died in the incident.

A man was with the boy's mother when the attack happened in the 2100 block of Red Arrow Trail in the Allied Drive neighborhood.

Through a Spanish interpreter, he told the court Castillo-Dimas was a jealous ex-boyfriend looking for revenge. He said Castillo-Dimas waited for the mother and the boy to be in line with the truck, and then floored the gas.

Castillo-Dimas's defense originally said the man suffered from a short-term mental disorder, and that he was unable to understand his actions at the time of the incident.

As part of the plea agreement, Castillo-Dimas abandoned his insanity defense.

Sentencing is set for June 12.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Uber-cute puppies on tour

    A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between a cab company and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.

  • GOP group at debate

    Scott Olson/Getty Image

    2016 presidential candidates' net worth

    Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

  • Jim Gilmore

    Darren McCollester/Getty Images

    Election 2016: Who has dropped out

    Jim Gilmore became the latest 2016 presidential candidate to leave the race on Friday. Here's a look at him and the other former candidates who have also ended their campaigns.

Advertisement