Tuesday, March 9, 2010

12-year-old son protects mother from dad's attack (Santa Teresa, New Mexico)

Dad RICARDO A. GUTIERREZ is charged with battery in an assault on his wife. Their 12-year-old son bravely protected his mother, and kept the intoxicated father from strangling her. The three other traumatized children were hiding. Children need this just to say they have a "father" in their lives?

Note that this @$$hole was booked on only a $4,000 bond.


12-Year-Old Protects Mother From Alleged Attack By Father

KRWG News (2010-03-08)

SANTA TERESA, NM (krwg) - An argument turned physical earlier this morning resulting in the arrest of a Santa Teresa man after he allegedly attempted to strangle his wife.

According to Sheriff's Investigators, RICARDO A. GUTIERREZ, age 30, of the 5400 block of Crest Drive, Santa Teresa, allegedly slapped his wife and when she threatened to call police, allegedly struck her several more times, taking the telephone away from her.

GUTIERREZ then allegedly attempted to strangle the Victim, age 31, but was rebuffed by his twelve year old son, who interceded, protecting his mother.

GUTIERREZ'S other three children, ranging in ages from one to nine, were hiding in another room during the incident.

GUTIERREZ, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time, was charged by Sheriff's Investigators with three (3) counts of Battery Against a Household Member and one count of Interference with Communications, all misdemeanors.

GUTIERREZ, a Transport Officer at the Prison in Otero County, Chaparral, was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center under a $4,000.00 Surety Bond