He was sentenced to serve between 95 and 123 months, with the four years he had spent in jail already applied toward that sentence. In court, Raven said, “I would just like to state that I didn’t receive a fair trial the first time. I don’t think I’ll receive a fair trial a second time.”
He continued, “I don’t think it’s worth risking the possibility of spending the rest of my life in prison for something I didn’t do. I take this plea to ensure that doesn’t happen, and that’s the only reason. I didn’t kill my wife.”
Janet’s family issued a statement of their own. “With this plea agreement today, Raven has finally admitted, after almost nine years, that he did in fact kill our beloved Janet,” it read. “Not only did he kill Janet but he knowingly killed his unborn child. No amount of jail time will ever provide justice for Janet or her unborn child.”
Where is Raven Abaroa now?
After serving around 7 years and 11 months, Raven Abaroa was released on Christmas Day in 2017. He reportedly returned to Utah. His son with Janet, Kaiden, who would be 14 now, was placed with Raven’s mother, Karyn Abaroa-Bolton and stepfather Jim Bolton, who also reside in Utah.