Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dad gets 20 years for death of baby daughter (Aloha, Oregon)

Dad EBER GRAMAJO has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his infant daughter, and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The baby died from a closed-head injury while Dad was "caring" for the child. As is usually the case, Mom wasn't at home at the time of the "incident."

Man gets 20-year term for death of baby daughter
Story Published: Jan 6, 2010 at 7:46 AM PST

Story Updated: Jan 6, 2010 at 9:16 AM PST

By KATU News

ALOHA, Ore. - A 32-year-old Beaverton man who had been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter charges in a plea agreement resulting in a 20-year prison sentence.

Eber Gramajo insists he did not kill the girl last May. Prosecutors said he was caring for the baby when it suffered a head injury and later died.

Gramajo is in the United States illegally and will be deported to Guatemala after serving his sentence.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Legacy Emanuel Hospital last May to investigate a baby that was possibly injured by abuse.

The girl, Maya Gramajo, suffered a closed-head injury and was kept on life support while doctors tried to save her, the sheriff's office said.

One other child, a 16-month-old son, was also at home with the father when the injuries occurred but he was not hurt and was placed with relatives, the sheriff's office said.

The children's mother was not at home during the incident and is not facing any charges. She has said she does not believe Gramajo fatally injured her daughter.