HOUSTON (TCD) – A 35-year-old musician will serve 40 years in jail for torturing and assaulting his girlfriend and forcing her to hand over her car title.
Andrew Castillo was sentenced on Wednesday, May 31, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, after being convicted earlier in the month of “brutally beating and burning” the victim.
Castillo, also known as “Sir Freakalot Fresh,” and the victim had a falling out after he was detained on charges of human trafficking and aggravated sexual assault on a kid. He “lured the victim to the vacant house of a mutual friend” after being freed on bond and “ordered another woman to repeatedly physically attack the victim over the course of 13 hours,” according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Castillo is also accused of “burning” the victim “with a torch lighter until she signed over the title to her Mercedes-Benz sedan.”
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Castillo threatened the unidentified victim with a gun and demanded money from her. He allegedly spent the stolen money on new shoes.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, police enforcement developed a case against Castillo with the assistance of the victim, who handed them a smartphone used by Castillo.
Castillo will have to spend half of his prison sentence before being eligible for release. Castillo’s remaining charges are still pending, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Castillo, according to Assistant District Attorney James McKenney, is a “parasite and a master manipulator” who “finds people and uses them for money.”
District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement, “This man preys on women, and when they don’t do what he wants, the violence escalates. We are glad this woman survived her ordeal and got justice.”
During the sentencing hearing, the victim confronted Castillo, saying, “You are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I saw the devil in you on the day of the robbery.”