The actor John Julius Jacobson Jr. whose stage name is Skylar DeLeon, who became famous in the TV series The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has had a turbulent life in which, after several gray episodes in his life until, finally, he was sentenced to death, for robbery and murder against the owners of a yacht in 2004.
A shocking story for a person who enjoyed great fame and fortune.
Who is he and what did Skylar DeLeon do to receive the death penalty?
John Julius Jacobson Jr. was born on August 12, 1979 in California, United States. He changed his name twice: the first time was before he got married and emancipated from his father. At that time he claimed that he abused him. Then, fortune came into her life with the name Skylar DeLeon.
He first appeared in different children’s series, had a small role in Power Rangers where she had a short-lived success. However, at the age of 20 he joined the U.S. Navy, however, for an unauthorized absence of fifteen days he was discharged.
In 2002 he married and had two children. Then the couple began to suffer from lack of money and decided to start committing crimes.
The terrible murder of a couple
At first they robbed small businesses, but in 2004 when they met a couple who had a yacht for sale. Both couples went for a test run in Newport Beach Harbor and then DeLeon, his wife, accompanied by three other accomplices attacked the owners and forced them to relinquish ownership of the boat to them.
They subsequently tied them up and threw them into the sea. The bodies were never found. Several years later, one of the accomplices confessed to the crime and began the lawsuit against Skylar and his wife.
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Once in prison, Skylar changed his name and gender; for several years now, his name has been Skylar Preciosa DeLeon. She also receives hormone therapy in order to obtain a more feminine appearance.
He was sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, due to the moratorium in California he will live out his days on death row. His wife received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.