We have posted many times on custodial dad HANIF SIMS and his lovely gal pal. But the more I read, the sicker these two look. Once again, we have to ask why this piece of sh** was able to get and retain custody back in New Jersey (despite an active child abuse investigation there and a weapons warrant violation). And why these two were allowed to move from Jersey to Colorado. But nobody ever delves into who made these decisions. And all these "authorities"--in both New Jersey and Colorado--sure aren't being held accountable either.
Couple ordered to trial in death of buried child
November 05, 2010 4:56 PM
JOHN C. ENSSLIN
For two days after Genesis Sims died, her father and his girlfriend left the 9-year-old lying on her bed, a detective testified Friday.
One of them dressed the girl and braided her hair. Then, according to El Paso County Sheriff’s investigator Ralph Losasso, they put her in a laundry bag and buried her in a corner of a crawlspace beneath a duplex where they lived in Monument in December 2008.
Losasso testified that the girl’s father, Hanif Zarif Sims, later told him they buried Genesis away from all the pipes so that no one would accidentally find her.
Then they put flowers on the site.
“Was it a proper burial?” Losasso asked Sims.
He said the father started crying and shook his head no. Workmen digging a pit for a sump pump found the body May 14.
Losasso was the last witness in a preliminary hearing that ended Friday when 4th Judicial District Judge G. David Miller ordered Sims and his former girlfriend, Monique Alisa Lynch, bound over for trial in the girl’s death.
Miller ordered Lynch, 30, who is charged with first-degree murder, held on a $750,000 bond. Sims, 29, is being held on a $500,000 bond on a top charge of child abuse resulting in a child’s death.
Attorneys for the two defendants argued that prosecutors lack any physical evidence revealing how Genesis Sims died or who killed her. Sims’ attorney, Matthew Werner, said there’s no way to rule out a claim the girl slipped and drowned in a bathtub.
But Deputy District Attorney Margaret Vellar said investigators have statements from the two suspects, both of whom have implicated the other in the child’s death.
Vellar also said the couple told neighbors that Genesis had been sent back to New Jersey to live with her biological mother. And they told relatives in New Jersey who called that the girl couldn’t come to the phone.
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