Pre-Med Student at University of Florida Kills Mother

Pre-Med Student at University of Florida Kills Mother

FROSTPROOF, Fla. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a pre-med student at the University of Florida killed his mother when traveling home to Frostproof from Gainesville.

Emmanuel Espinoza, 21, was booked into the Polk County Jail on April 6th on charges of tampering with evidence and first-degree murder for killing Elvia Espinoza.

Emmanuel Espinoza was traveling to stay with his mother for a family event. He allegedly made the decision on a whim, telling officers he decided to kill his mother when driving from Gainesville to her house because she’d been “getting on his nerves,” for the past couple of years.

Emmanuel Espinoza called the police immediately after he killed Eivlis Espinoza and has reportedly been cooperating with officers. 

Emmanuel Espinoza reportedly rated his relationship with his mother to Sheriff Grady Judd, telling him and other officers it was an “8/10,” stating he “really loved her.”

Elvia Espinoza was 46 years old at the time of her death. She worked as a second-grade teacher at Ben Hill Griffin Elementary School in Frostproof. 

Sheriff Judd stated how Elvia was beloved in the Frostproof community and that her murder marks a sad day.

Sheriff Judd went into more detail about the matricide on Facebook, stating the specific actions Emmanuel Espinoza took to commit the murder.


Jack Walden

Jack Walden

Jack Walden is the creator of Gnvinfo and a 2nd year journalism major at Santa Fe College. From general information, to exposing falsehoods and corruption, Jack seeks to deliver the truth.
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