LYONS N.Y. (WROC) — The man who pleaded guilty in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her infant son was sentenced in Wayne County on Thursday.
Alberto Reyes was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Reyes pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Selena Hildalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son Owen Hidalgo-Calderon.
Originally, Reyes faced two counts of murder and two counts of tampering with evidence, but after the District Attorney’s office talked with the family of the victims, they decided to reduce those charges to two counts of manslaughter to save the family from trauma.
“This was a heinous crime,” Wayne County District Attorney Mike Calarco said.
“Obviously we’ll never bring Selena and Owen back. Our heats and prayers go out to their family. The sentence that was imposed was the sentence that was agreed under the law.”
The body of Hidalgo-Calderon was found wrapped in plastic, buried in a wooded area near a Sodus farm. The remains of her child were found nearby.
At first, Reyes said he found the woman dead and buried her body out of fear of being blamed.
More than a year later, Reyes has now admitted to causing their deaths. The Wayne County Sheriff called this the largest investigation he has worked on.
Once Reyes completes his prison time, he faces five years probation.
However, all of that could change, because he does have a pending case in federal court for illegally entering the county.