CARROLLTON, Ala. (WTVA) - The man convicted of murdering another man two years ago in Pickens County will spend at least 15 years in prison.
Zocimo Hernandez, 25, pleaded guilty to murdering Hernan Diego in the spring of 2019.
A motorist found Diego, 34, in the middle of a Pickens County road the night of April 6, 2019. He was originally from Mexico City, Mexico.
Diego’s boss reported him missing the following morning after he failed to appear for work at a chicken processing plant in Brooksville, Mississippi.
Investigators found Diego’s abandoned vehicle near a Walmart store in Northport, Alabama. They found blood in the vehicle.
Hernandez confessed to the murder and stealing Diego’s vehicle. Investigators also recovered the handgun used in the murder near Hernandez's home in the Moundville, Alabama, area.
According to District Attorney Andy Hamlin, the two men knew each other and got into an argument. Diego apparently believed Hernandez had placed a voodoo curse on him.
Hernandez will be required to serve 15 years in prison before being eligible for parole.