Prosecutor to seek life without parole in Amber Pasztor case

Mugshot of Amber Pasztor. (Provided Photo/Elkhart Police Dept.)

ELKHART, Ind. (WANE) – Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney, Curtis T. Hill, Jr. is seeking life without parole Amber Pasztor. Pasztor has been charged with for the Sept. 26 murders of her children Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6.

Under Indiana law, an enhanced sentence of life without parole may be sought by the prosecuting attorney alleging that the murder victim was less than 12 years of age. In addition, evidence that the accused has committed an additional murder is, in and of itself, a qualifying aggravating circumstance. Pasztor is accused of killing her children, one after the other.

“Indiana law provides that murders alleged to have occurred under certain circumstances are particularly heinous and therefore subject to harsher penalty considerations,” Hill said in a press release.

WISH-TV’s sister station WANE-TV reached out to Hill to learn why he chose not to seek the death penalty against Pasztor. He did not immediately respond.