Wednesday, January 25, 2006

another child dead in connecticut (from what appears to be abuse) at TWO MONTHS OLD

why wasn't the mother charged with MURDER too? the article says she also refused to bring the baby for medical help. to me, THAT IS MURDER NOT MANSLAUGHTER. i often wonder why it's so EASY (for some) to procreate.

Parents charged in death of 2-month-old girl

January 24, 2006
WATERBURY, Conn. --A city couple were arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of their 2-month-old daughter.
Hector Camacho, 45, was charged with capital felony, which carries the possibility of the death penalty, and was held on $2 million bond. Nancy Torres, 36, was charged with first-degree manslaughter and held on $750,000 bond.
Amanda Camacho died Monday. The chief medical examiner's office performed an autopsy Tuesday and ruled her death a homicide from blunt traumatic head injury.
Waterbury police said it appears Hector Camacho inflicted the fatal injuries during the early morning hours on Monday. Authorities also said both parents knowingly refused to get the child medical care.
Police and emergency medical crews responded to 115 Walnut St. shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday on a report of an unresponsive child. She was transported to St. Mary's Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.
Both parents were also charged with giving false statements to police for allegedly lying about the circumstances surrounding the child's death.
The couple's four other children were placed in the protective custody of the Department of Children and Families, police said.
Police declined to release more information.


Ailyn said...

i am so horrified by this

a rose is a rose said...

we all SHOULD be. once again, i don't blame case workers (in general). they have TONS of cases. i don't know the answer but there sure as hell IS one.

the powers that be don't want women to be allowed abortions yet i don't see pat robertson commenting on cases like THIS