Guatemalan Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

Guatemalan Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

WOODLAND – A jury found 35-year-old Guatemalan Heder Leising Migoya guilty of second-degree murder last week.

On September 29, 2017 Migoya snuck into his estranged wife’s home. Lori Sievers was in bed with her new boyfriend, 40-year-old Dustin Dougherty. She and Migoya were separated for nearly a year after multiple reports of domestic violence. They also had a 3-year-old son together, who was also at home at the time. Finally, they had a “divorce proceeding pending since December” (Davis Enterprise).

Sievers yelled at Migoya to leave. Migoya pretended to do so but hung around instead. Sievers turned on the light and saw that Migoya was still there.

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Dustin Doughtery

Migoya stabbed Doughtery as he slept in bed, killing him with a wound to the heart, and fled the home.

The victim was harvest manager at Say Hay Farms in Esparto.

After hearing two weeks of evidence, the jury found the suspect guilty of second-degree murder. They also found an enhancement for the use of a knife in committing the crime.

Judge Timothy Fall will schedule Migoya’s sentence on June 12. He faces up to 16 years to life in prison.

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