Sierra Halseth and Aaron Guerrero: Las Vegas couple, 16 and 18, brag about killing girl's dad in clip
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Two teenagers, who apparently were in love with each other, allegedly murdered the girl’s dad over him refusing to accept their relationship. Later, they allegedly joked about the murder on camera. Sierra Halseth, 16, and Aaron Guerrero, 18, are accused of killing Sierra’s father, Daniel Halseth after he allegedly opposed their relationship.
Now, a cellphone video showed to a Nevada grand jury this week showed the duo talking candidly about a murder. “Welcome back to our YouTube channel … Day 3 after murdering somebody …,” Aaron said into the camera. “Whoa, don’t put that on camera,” Sierra told him while the background showed them lying in what seemed to be a tent. “It was worth it,” Aaron added in the clip, which they never posted online.
Who are Sierra Halseth and Aaron Guerrero?
Sierra and Aaron dated each other for around seven months before their parents disapproved of their relationship, according to the arrest report. The two then planned to run away to California. However, after committing the alleged murder in April, they fled to Salt Lake City, Utah.
The remains of the 45-year-old victim were found inside a Las Vegas home after his mother, Christine Halseth, and former wife, Elizabeth Halseth, had not heard from him for a long time. Christine also reportedly messaged her granddaughter asking about her father.
When Daniel’s mother asked Sierra over a text message, “I’m trying to get ahold of your dad, where is?” The teen answered, “His phone has been acting up, but he’s okie. It should be all fixed by tomorrow night, no worries :)” A day after that, the old woman then messaged, saying, “Why are you doing this? Now the police are involved.”
Later, two friends visited the house where Daniel’s body was kept. They discovered that it was a crime scene with smoke inside it. According to investigators, after killing him, Sierra and Aaron tried to set fire to the house and cut his body in pieces. The grand jury has been presented with a few more pieces of evidence that included pictures of Sierra buying bleach at WinCo, Guerrero at Home Depot purchasing a saw, lighter fluid, gloves along with other things, and a gruesome scene inside the house, with knives, saws, the lighter fluid, and burnt material.
Besides, it has been reported that Sierra and Aaron made the clip in the aftermath of the killing while they were on the run. In the video, they also talked about sex, adding a graphic detail, which has not been revealed.
In connection to Daniel’s murder, his daughter has been charged as an adult because according to the state law of Nevada, if a murder accused is 16 or older, they won’t be charged as a minor. But she cannot face the death penalty because of her young age. On the other hand, Aaron is eligible to face the death penalty since he is 18.
Daniel’s ex-wife and Sierra’s mother is a former Nevada state senator. There is no statement from her yet on the case. However, Daniel’s family issued a statement Wednesday night, June 9, that read, “Daniel Halseth was first and foremost a loving father, brother, and son, who was the heart of the Halseth family. To have him taken from us in such a horrific, savage, senseless, and violent act of murder leaves us heartbroken, and our grief is unyielding.”
“The total lack of remorse on display in the video is both reprehensible and unforgivable. While we are grateful for the work of the detective and the district attorney, we are waiting for justice to be served with the maximum accountability allowed. We loved Dan very much and we miss him every moment of the day. This is the only statement we will be making and ask for privacy and understanding,” it added.