5-year-old stabbing victim laid to rest

Funeral for murdered, mutilated 5-year-old

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS - The 5-year-old Kyle girl who was allegedly stabbed to death by her mother last week was laid to rest Tuesday morning.

Dozens attended the funeral for Giovanna Hernandez at the Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda on Tuesday.

Officers with the Hays County Sheriff's Office were called to a home in the Green Pastures subdivision Jan. 5. when they found 58-year-old Eustorgio Arellano-Uresti with stab wounds. Krystle Villanueva's father-in-law, he told a responding officer that Villanueva had stabbed him and that she was inside of his house with her 5-year-old daughter, who may also be injured. Giovanna was later found dead.

Villanueva, 24, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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