David Hernandez: ‘Evil spouse’ faces murder charge for stalking estranged wife and sending ‘death flowers’ before killing her

David Hernandez: ‘Evil spouse’ faces murder charge for stalking estranged wife and sending ‘death flowers’ before killing her
David Hernandez sent estranged wife Lisa Hernandez a bouquet of flowers containing lilies, known as the 'death flower', to which she was highly allergic (Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Fielding Funeral Home)

Warning: This article contains a recollection of crime and can be triggering to some, readers’ discretion advised.

PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA: A Louisiana man was arrested on Monday, April 15, on charges of murdering his estranged wife, Lisa Hernandez.

According to a press release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office issued on Tuesday, authorities arrested the defendant, David Hernandez, for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.

Officers discover Lisa Hernandez 'covered in blood'

On March 21, around 9 pm, officers discovered David's estranged wife, Lisa Hernandez, aged 45, "lying between her bed and a dresser, covered in blood," while responding to a medical emergency at a residence on Meadow Wood Drive in Ponchatoula. 

Lisa's 24-year-old daughter alerted authorities after finding her mother unresponsive, as per Fox News.

Subsequently, a homicide investigation unfolded, revealing that David Hernandez allegedly began stalking his estranged wife after a year of separation. 

According to the sheriff's office, he frequently appeared unannounced at her workplace.

Recently, David even sent Lisa a bouquet of flowers containing lilies, also known as the 'death flower', to which she was highly allergic. 

Additionally, detectives recovered a tracking device from Lisa’s vehicle, linking it to David. 

Officials suspect that David orchestrated a burglary at Lisa's residence, used items from her home to commit the murder, and then disposed of those items "into Lake Pontchartrain".

Detectives successfully located and retrieved those items during their investigation.

Officials stated that autopsy results for Lisa Hernandez are pending, but preliminary observations suggest that she sustained injuries from both blunt and sharp objects.

According to Lisa’s obituary, she was  "a loving and compassionate mother of three girls".

Lisa was employed by St Tammany Pediatrics where she loved working with young children, besides "spending quality time with her girls".

It added, "Lisa was an avid reader and one of her favorite book series was 'Harry Potter'. She would visit Universal Studios every chance she could, spending hours at the 'Harry Potter' themed areas. She also enjoyed visiting Disney World."

Internet reacts to Lisa Hernandez's death

Following the news of Lisa Hernandez's death at the hands of her stalking husband, many quickly shared their thoughts on Facebook.

One user wrote, "If he had spent his time learning how to grow love instead of death flowers, perhaps the outcome would have been different." 

Another user said, "Looks like David took the whole ‘til death do us part’ thing a bit too literally. Talk about a rocky relationship...literally. Hopefully, justice brings some closure to Lisa’s loved ones." 

The third user wrote, "He make his life miserable, unheard story to their children." 

The fourth user added, "Idon't like his looks.....Its a shame so many women can't get away safely from evil spouses." 

The last user wrote, "This man must be jail for the rest of his life."

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