An Indiana child killer faces the highest sentence possible. In Indiana, a 35-year-old dad will probably spend the rest of his life in prison after cruelly abusing his 12-year-old son for months before starving him to death.
According to court documents, Monroe Circuit Judge Christine Talley Haseman sentenced Luis Eduardo Posso, Jr. to the maximum sentence of 65 years in prison on Thursday for the tragic death of child Eduardo Posso in 2019.
The Herald-Times reported that during the sentencing hearing, Judge Haseman displayed two pictures of Eduardo, one of him looking cheerful and healthy and the other, taken a few years later, showing him emaciated and chained in a motel bathroom.
She allegedly forced Posso to look at the pictures while claiming that the youngster “went from this to this” under his father’s care.
According to reports, Judge Haseman also went over the evidence gathered in the case, which demonstrated that Posso not only starved Eduardo but also engaged in a prolonged campaign of physical assault.
She reportedly told Posso that his treatment of Eduardo was “calculated to produce agony and suffering,” which was “incomprehensible, atrocious, and cruel,” and that it didn’t stop with depriving him of food and water.
Posso brought his unresponsive son to the emergency room at IU Health Bloomington Hospital at 2:52 a.m. on May 24, 2019. Shortly after, at around 3:05 a.m., the boy was pronounced dead.
The findings by emergency care doctors
The hospital’s medical staff reportedly informed authorities that Eduardo “was found to be badly emaciated by the hospital personnel and had several bruises, lacerations, and ulcers all over his skin in different stages of healing.” The child weighed only 50 pounds at the time of his death—roughly the weight of a 6-year-old boy.
Investigators were reportedly told by the emergency care doctor who treated Eduardo and eventually pronounced him dead that the youngster “reminded him of photographs he had seen of individuals held in Nazi extermination camps.”
The child had been severely mistreated and starved for a prolonged period of time, according to an autopsy. According to reports, coroner Joni Shields determined that starvation was the cause of death.
An April 16, 2019, text message from Posso to his wife, 28-year-old Dayana Median-Flores, is the first piece of evidence that the investigators looking into the circumstances of Eduardo’s death found that demonstrates the tragic nature of the boy’s final days.
Last year, Median-Flores admitted guilt on one count of murder and received a 65-year prison term.
Both parents made Eduardo’s life a “living hell.”
According to the investigators, Eduardo was seen on camera on May 19, 2019, inside a motel room bathroom. He reportedly had his wrists and feet shackled, and he was chained to a towel rack bar. He was also wearing the dog’s electric shock collar.
According to the authorities, Posso and Median-Flores both had apps for the dog collar on their phones that allowed them to shock Eduardo when they weren’t at home.
The 9-year-old sister of Eduardo, according to the police, informed detectives that Posso and Median-Flores also made her wear the dog collar and threatened to shock her if she didn’t help them abuse Eduardo.
The parents, who purportedly worked for Jose Pages Advertisement and Distribution, were hired to advertise for Cirque Italia’s Big Top Gold Water Circus, which performed a number of performances at Bloomington College Mall in June 2019.
Many detectives at the time agreed that it was the worst case they had ever handled on.