Jesus Humberto Canales

Jesus Canales
Crimes: Murder, Child Abuse

It took a lot to bring the hellbeast, Jesus Humberto Canales, to justice, but it was well worth the effort. The monstrous murderer needed to be caught and put away forever.

Jesus Humberto Canales slaughtered his live-in girlfriend, 26-year-old Lucy Preciado on July 12, 2008, in Lancaster, California. Heartbreakingly, the horrific murder took place in front of her four children, then aged 7 months to 9 years old. The weapon the evil bastard used was a sword.

I cannot imagine what those children went through, seeing their father slash and stab their mother multiple times with a freaking sword! And Jesus Humberto Canales didn’t give a flying f*ck that they saw it. He didn’t care that he’d just slaughtered the mother of his children in front of his children. He didn’t care that he’d just left them all traumatized and motherless.

The oldest child, a brave young girl, had the presence of mind to call 911. The tape tells the horror of it all, with the screaming and wailing of the children.

“Hello, my dad just stabbed my mom,” said the crying 9-year-old.

“With what?” asked the 911 operator.

“A sword,” answered the girl, and after telling the operator the direction the hellbeast fled she added, “Please hurry up, I don’t want my mom to die … I am scared.” Geez, that poor kid. Tragically, there was no saving her mother’s life.

Having murdered Lucy Preciado, Jesus Humberto Canales went on the run like the cowardly turdpile he is. The El Salvadoran national headed first to Pomona, then on to Las Cruces, New Mexico. From there he fled to Mexico where he lived for 5 1/2 years in relative comfort.

It took “America’s Most Wanted” tv show featuring him twice to help apprehend Jesus Humberto Canales. It’s amazing how many hellbeasts get caught after being featured on that show. Kudos to the people who phone in tips.

Jesus Humberto Canales was arrested in a small town near Jalisco, Mexico on November 14, 2013. He’d been living with a woman and her four children. Geez, I wonder if that woman had any clue she’d invited a murderer into her home.

Jesus CanalesMexican authorities expelled the killer from their country, and he was flown to Los Angeles to finally face justice.

For 5½ years his victim’s children were living motherless and fatherless. I hope they weren’t also living in fear of the killer’s return. Bless their hearts, I hope they were placed in loving, supportive homes with all the support and therapy they’d need to overcome the horror they’d witnessed.

On March 10, 2015 Jesus Humberto Canales was convicted of murder and four counts of child abuse. On March 24, 2015 Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Eric Harmon sentenced the evil bastard to 36 years to life in state prison.

Lucy Preciado’s oldest daughter, now a teen, delivered a victim impact statement. Such a brave girl she is.

Lucy PreciadoEven though the monster has been caught, tried and sent to prison for hopefully the rest of his life, Lucy Preciado is still gone and her children have to grow up without her.

RIP, Lucy Preciado.

“She was the nicest person you could meet. She would always laugh and smile,” one of her neighbours said about Lucy Preciado. “She cared so much about her kids. She always put her kids first.”

Too bad the same couldn’t be said of her cowardly killer. I hope Jesus Humberto Canales’ life from now on is a nightmare. And I hope his children can now go on to live happy, fulfilling, successful lives.

Los Angeles Daily News article – murder
KTLA News article – arrest
CNN News article – arrest
KTLA News article – sentencing

6 Responses to Jesus Humberto Canales

  1. moodymagic says:

    Thanks so much to John Walsh’s show finding this coward. Burn in hell Canales. I hope the children are all doing ok and wish them all the best.

  2. Awesomeblossom says:

    A sword?!? Did he think he was a freaking ninja? He should be made to pay for his children’s therapy to help them get over what they were put through.

  3. Bulldoggy says:

    I can’t imagine what those kiddies went through. This monster needs to suffer.

  4. michelle says:

    Oh, someone PLEASE let it slip to the rest of the prison population what he is “in for”. I’m sure they will be quite interested in the shell he put his kids through.

  5. Bengalpuss says:

    Cleo, did it ever come to light why he murdered this poor woman? I too hope those kids manage to have successfull lives. America’s most wanted is a good show, its like britain’s crimewatch, i really feel for the presenter john walsh whose son was kidnapped and murdered, such a nice guy he seems to be.

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