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Man accused of killing, burying stepmother in Tijuana backyard pleads guilty to drug charge

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 19:49:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The man accused of killing his stepmother and burying her body in the backyard of a Tijuana home pleaded guilty to unrelated drug charges Tuesday.

Aaron Seth Juarez, 20, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin for sale and agreed to a two-year state prison sentence.

Juarez was taken into custody in San Diego earlier this month for probation violations. He’s also wanted by the Deputy Attorney General of Justice in Tijuana on suspicion of killing Fernanda González Serrano in February.

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González was last heard from on Feb. 2. Shortly after her disappearance, her husband was treated for a gunshot wound in San Diego, but was reportedly unable to answer any questions.

After posting on social media in search of González, her sister, Erika, received a call not to keep searching, and that González, "was already dead and in the back of her yard."

Erika and her father went to González’ Tijuana home and started digging in the backyard, where they discovered González’ body.

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Mexican police believed Juarez may have returned to the U.S. on Feb. 23.