One of those murder stories that's especially nauseating. That poor brave little girl, trying to defend her mom the only way she knew how....
The dad is identified as MIGUEL RENTERIA. If anybody deserves to rot in hell, it is certainly he. And yet the gawddamn stupid neighbor has the freaking nerve to describe dad as "very nice." Keep your freaking ignorance to yourself.
Toddler hit grandpa with toys while he killed her mom: officials
By TINA SFONDELES AND ROSEMARY SOBOL Sun-Times Media October 27, 2011 1:32PM
Updated: October 28, 2011 2:18AM
Moments before a 2-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her grandfather in his Skokie home, the toddler hit the man with toys while he stabbed and suffocated her mother, prosecutors alleged Thursday.
But she wasn’t able to stop him, and Jeiloni Renteria was also viciously stabbed to death on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Miguel Renteria, 39, was charged with two counts of murder and ordered held without bond, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
In court, prosecutors said Renteria called his daughter, 18-year-old Cynthia Renteria, at 12:50 p.m. to tell her he was going to pick her up to sign her up for a gym membership.
But before he left the home he rented on the 4700 block of Main Street in Skokie, he placed a knife by a living room lamp, court records state.
He then drove to Chicago to pick up his daughter and granddaughter, then brought them to his home. As Cynthia Renteria took out toys for her toddler, her father allegedly grabbed the knife and used two hands to stab her in the chest. She struggled and fell to the floor, scratching her father’s face as the toddler cried and screamed, prosecutors said.
Miguel Renteria allegedly used his forearm to press down on his daughter to get her to stop breathing. The toddler cried while watching her mother’s attack and tried to hit her grandfather with a toy to make him stop, court records state. That’s when Miguel Renteria noticed his knife had broken. He allegedly put the blade next to his daughter’s body and grabbed another one.
Prosecutors said he placed his granddaughter on the ground and stabbed her in the chest. When the knife plunged into her heart, he made the sign of the cross, prosecutors said. The girl struggled to breathe when Miguel Renteria allegedly stabbed her in the abdomen, then choked her until she stopped moving.
He then called 911 and told dispatchers he had just killed his daughter and granddaughter, officials said.
When police arrived, Cynthia Renteria and her baby were found lying face up with the bloody knife between them, court records indicate.
Cynthia Renteria showed signs of asphyxiation and the baby had multiple stab wounds, police said.
Prosecutors said he provided a videotaped confession in which he admitted the crimes.
A motive for the killings was not discussed in court.
Police said he had recently rented a room from a tenant in the apartment on Main Street where the crime occurred. The only contact Skokie Police had with him was a traffic citation, police said in a release.
Autopsies on Thursday found the woman died of strangulation and a stab wound to the left breast. The baby died from multiple stab wounds, and both deaths were ruled homicides, the medical examiner’s office said.
Miguel Renteria will appear for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 22 in Skokie, Simonton said.
A neighbor, Steve Teelucksingh, said he couldn’t believe the news.
“The family that lives there is very nice and so I was so surprised to hear this until we learned the entire circumstances,” he said. “I couldn’t believe this family would be part of it.”
Teelucksingh said that the family has had summer barbecues and attended events in the neighborhood, which he said is in a state of shock.
Contributing: Mike Isaacs