Pinoy Gets Six to 20 years for Dad’s Death

Posted at 03/12/2009 8:49 AM | Updated as of 07/31/2009 7:46 PM

Las Vegas, NV—A judge sentenced Nathaniel Baria, 21, to a six-to-20 year prison sentence for the 2007 death of his father, Ambrosio Baria.

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas student pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and attempted murder.  On May 15, 2007, Baria entered his parents’ bedroom while his father slept and stabbed him 11 times with a steak knife.  Ambrosio, age 57, died 30 days after the attack from hypertension and arteriosclerotic vascular disease, not from the stab wounds. 

Family members pled the judge for leniency, saying Ambrosio demanded academic excellence from Nathaniel, and put his son under intense pressure when Nathaniel began failing classes at UNLV.