Once again, we see that the murdering father, JESUS ROMAN FUENTES JR, had court -ordered visitation with his 4-year-old son. And that it was during one of these visits that Daddy saw fit to shoot the child to death, after intentionally crashing the car
It's looking like San Bernadino County hands out visitation rights to every scumbag criminal wack-job with a pulse, just so long as he contributed sperm at some point. I wish I could say that this was just a local problem. But it's not.
Hesperia man shoots son, himself
February 09, 2010 5:10 PM
DAVID KECK and TOMOYA SHIMURA Staff Writers
HESPERIA • For the second time in nine days, a High Desert man has shot his son then turned the gun on himself.
A Hesperia man crashed into a guard rail near a turnout on Highway 138 overlooking Silverwood Lake, shot his 4-year-old son then himself, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said.
Jesus Roman Fuentes, Jr., 34, of Hesperia, was in critical condition at Loma Linda University Hospital, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said. The boy, identified by the sheriff’s department as Jesus Gabriel Fuentes, was pronounced dead at Mountain Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead on Monday night.
Motorists found what appeared to be a crashed car north of the entrance to Silverwood Lake on Monday night at 6:11 p.m., according to the sheriff’s department. California Highway Patrol officers arrived and found a man and the boy inside the silver Honda suffering from gunshot wounds. They also found a handgun inside the car.
Investigators had no immediate motive for the shooting.
The killing comes little more than a week after a Pinon Hills man, Stephen Garcia, 25, shot and killed his infant son, Wyatt, and then himself in the Twin Peaks area of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Court records indicate that Jesus Roman Fuentes was divorced from his wife, Marlene Fuentes, in 2008. Fuentes, who lived with his parents in Hesperia, had taken the boy for a visit but had not brought him back to his mother by the scheduled 4:30 p.m. Monday return time, Miller said.
Relatives of Jesus Roman Fuentes told deputies that they had found a suicide note in the home after they were told of the shooting, Miller said. Miller had no details about the contents of the note.
No one else is believed to be involved in the shooting, Miller said. Detectives will talk with Jesus Roman Fuentes once he regains consciousness.