Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dad arrested in stabbing deaths of 1- and 2-year-old daughters, their mother (Queens, New York)

Yet another family annihilator dad who slaughtered his two little daughters and their mother. This one is identified as MIGUEL MEIJIA-RAMOS. Notice that there were earlier incidences of domestic violence that were basically ignored by the authorities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/nyregion/man-arrested-in-connection-with-queens-stabbing-deaths.html?_r=0

Man Arrested in the Killings of His Wife and Children

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
JAN. 21, 2014

A man wanted in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two young daughters over the weekend has been arrested in Texas, the New York Police Department said on Tuesday.

The man, identified as Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 28, was apprehended on Monday night on Interstate 10 in Schulenburg, midway between Houston and San Antonio, the police said. He was in a 2001 Chevrolet van with New York commercial license plates, the police said.

Mr. Mejia-Ramos was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for stab wounds that did not appear life-threatening, the police said. It was not clear how he was injured nor was it clear when he would be brought back to New York to face charges.

After the killings, the United States Marshals Service learned that Mr. Mejia-Ramos might be headed toward Mexico and sent messages and descriptions of him and his vehicle to law enforcement agencies along his possible routes, Kevin R. Kamrowski, a spokesman for the Marshals Service, said.

A Texas state trooper spotted Mr. Mejia-Ramos’s van and was aided by members of the Schulenburg Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshals Service in making the arrest. As of Tuesday evening, he was being held in the Fayette County Jail.

“It was a pretty quick little grab,” Alfredo Perez, another spokesman for the Marshals Service, said. “There was no drama.”

The police had been searching for Mr. Mejia-Ramos since his wife, Deisy Garcia, 21, and their two daughters, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, were found dead in the bedroom of their home in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday evening. All were stabbed multiple times, the police said. The children were found in their beds, and Ms. Garcia on the floor in a separate bedroom.

The police have given no indication of a possible motive in the killings. Mabel Henriquez, a friend of Ms. Garcia, said she complained last fall that she had been abused, without providing details. And the police said that last year they responded to two domestic-violence calls at the family’s home on Sutphin Boulevard, though no arrests were made.

Ms. Garcia, who danced with her church group and, according to her Facebook page, was a student at York College in Queens, and met Mr. Mejia-Ramos in the United States after she moved from Totonicap√°n, Guatemala. The family shared an apartment with her uncle and aunt and their two children, one of whom discovered the bodies.