FAIRFIELD — Over the objections of prosecutors and lawyers for the county, a judge Thursday approved letting a 16-year-old rapist out of juvenile hall for two days to undergo two medical brain scans.
The trips to a medical clinic in Brisbane for Alexander Cervantes, under the careful, secured scrutiny of sheriff’s deputies, are expected to take place within the next two weeks, according to Cervantes’ attorney.
A jury found Cervantes guilty last year of 15 felony charges that included premeditated attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, torture, assault, rape and several sexual assault charges.
He was only 14 when broke into a Vacaville home in the middle of a December night in 2010 and savagely attacked a 13-year-old girl – repeatedly raping and stabbing her 42 times and stabbing her 1-year-old brother 13 times before he passed out drunk on a bed where police found him after the girl made her way to safety.
Cervantes’ sentencing was postponed after new attorneys took over the case. They have questioned why psychiatric examinations of Cervantes were not performed before his trial.
Cervantes is currently scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11.
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