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Jose Trinidad Marin: The Jailed husband of Jenni Rivera, Exclusive Details

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Jose Trinidad Marin is the ex-husband of late American singer, songwriter, and television personality Jenni Rivera. He is the culprit of one of the most inhumane crimes of sexual molestation and domestic abuse.

Because of the involvement of high-profile celebrities, the trial of Marin is one of the most well-known court hearings of all time. Thankfully, justice prevailed, and the court sentenced the vile man to 31 years in prison.

Due to the vileness of the crime, fans are always eager to know about the condition of the notorious Jose Trinidad Marin. Is he still in jail or is he out? And how is his relationship with his daughters? In this section, we will dive deep into the lives of the sexual offender Jose Marin.

Who is Jose Trinidad Marin?

Jose Trinidad Marin, also known as Trino Marin, was born on February 15, 1964, in Mexico. He rose to fame after marrying his childhood sweetheart and American celebrity Jenni Rivera.

Jose Trinidad Marin is famous as the husband of Jenni Rivera
Jose Trinidad Marin, aka Trino Marin.

Marin was born and raised in Mexico. Later, he moved to the Los Angeles Suburb, the USA, with his family in search of a good life. However, the details about migration are unknown. The name of his father and mother remain undisclosed.

Jose is of Mexican origin and holds both US and Mexican citizenship.

Educational Background

We know for sure that Jose went to high school in the USA as it was there he met his beau, Jenni Rivera. However, whether he graduated from there remains a mystery. He did not pursue further education in his life, rather worked several odd jobs.

Marin’s Professional Career

Born to immigrant parents who were not particularly wealthy, Jose started working at a very early age. Around the age of 14, when he first met Jenni, Trino was already working multiple jobs.

Trino had this macho man kind of attitude and thought he (a man) should provide for his family. So, he forced Jenni to stop going to school and stay at home to take care of the kids. This led to a lot of discord between the couple, as Jenni wanted to finish her high school properly and eventually, a divorce.

Both of them moved on after the divorce, Jenni grew into the megastar and Trino flourished in Riverside County.

Jose Trinidad Marin Was married To Wife Jenni Rivera

As mentioned above, the couple met each other at a very early age. Jenni was 14 when she met Trino, who was 19 at the time. One year later, she was pregnant with Trino’s daughter. Apparently, Jenni got kicked out of her house because of the pregnancy.

The couple tied the knot in the same year 1984. Jose was 20 years old and Jenni was 15 years old during their marriage.

Trino Marin and Jenni Rivera divorced each other in 1992.

As is often the case with teen marriages, their marriage could not stand the test of time. Plus, the controlling behavior of Trino further complicated the situation for the couple. Thus, the couple filed for divorce in the early 90s, which was finalized by the court in 1992.

Rivera even revealed that she was physically and psychologically abused by Trino and described the 8 year-long marriage as a sort of hell in an interview.

Marin has three children with Jenni Rivera

Out of the 8-year long marriage, three children were born. The elder daughter Janney-better known as Chiquis Rivera was born on June 26, 1985. The middle daughter, Jacqueline, was born on November 20, 1989. A couple of years later, on September 11, 1991, the couple welcomed a baby boy named Trino Angelo.

Despite being a teen mother with an abusive husband, Rivera did well to raise her kids. With the proper care and nurturing they got from their mother and father, Chiquis is doing well as a singer. Meanwhile, Jacqueline and Trino Angelo are working as actors for Mexican and American television.

Trino Marin sexually assaulted his own daughters and sister in law

It must be clear to you via the heading that Trino Marin is a man of heinous character. He assaulted his own daughters- and sister-in-law and physically abused his own wife.

His crimes came to light after confession by his sister-in-law Rosy in 1997. Rosy could not let such a criminal perpetrator walk free, so she disclosed a long-held secret for the world to see. Marin started by sexually abusing and molesting his sister-in-law Rosy and later moved onto his own daughters.

Jenni Rivera did not know about this at all and she was equally surprised as all of us. In a 2006 interview with Univision’s Escandalo TV, Jenni Rivera said,

“This is the worst thing I’ve had to live in my life.”

It was Jenni who filed a police complaint against Marin in 1996. However, justice came late for Trino Marin. He fled after the police complaint and started his new life in Riverside County with a completely new faux identity.

Eventually, he was apprehended by police in 2006 and dragged to court. After a nearly year-long trial, he was found to be guilty of his crimes. The Supreme court of Los Angeles convicted him on six of nine charges like pedophilia, child abuse, evasion of justice and sentenced him to 31 years in prison.

How is Jose Marin’s relationship with his children?

Surprisingly, the daughters seem to have forgiven their father for his crimes. Trino Marin is on good terms with his daughters and family as a whole. Even at the court hearing, Chiquis was always in favor of her father. She even said,

“I just would like to tell my father that I love him, and I forgive him. He may not think that I love him, but I do.”

Marin even called his eldest daughter Chiquis on her marriage to Lorenzo Mendez, straight from the federal penitentiary. Chiquis documented the entire conversation as a part of her YouTube vlog on her channel ChiquisOnline. We can see Jacquie bursting into the room and Chiquis saying; Hi Dad, I have your little girl here. You can watch the whole video here.

So it is safe to assume, despite his crimes, Marin has a good relationship with his daughters.

Marin’s ex-wife Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash

Sadly, just as the Rivera family was healing from Marin’s crime, a tragedy fell upon them. Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash on December 9, 2012. The illustrious Oprah of Mexico is no more. She was heading for the concert in Monterrey, Mexico with five other passengers and two crew members (they found all dead) when the accident occurred.

After post investigations, it was declared that probable cause for the crash was, ”Loss of control of aircraft for undetermined reasons. ”

What is Jose Trinidad Marin up to these days? Is he getting out of jail?

Well, as it must be evident by now, he is in jail. From the accounts of her daughters, he has inclined towards God and spends his time praying. Well, good for him.

Meanwhile, there were rumors about him getting out of jail early in 2018. But those are all false, as it clearly mentions in his court sentence, 31 years with no chance of parole for good behavior. So, Marin must complete his jail sentence.