Monday, March 22, 2010

Gang member dad "with history of violence" charged in murder of 3-week-old daughter (Maywood, Illinois)

Dad JORGE GALVEZ has been charged with 1st-degree murder in the death of his 3-week-old daughter, who died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Notice that Dad is being held without bail, which is rather unusual in these cases. I think that's because he's a street gang member with an admitted "history of violence." So this is basically a way to get a gangbanger off the streets, not an abuser out of the home.,CST-NWS-baby22.article

Bond denied for man charged with infant daughter's murder

March 22, 2010

(MAYWOOD) A gang member with a history of violence was denied bond Monday morning after being charged with the murder of his 3-week-old daughter, who died of blunt force trauma Saturday in their west suburban home.

Jorge Galvez, 19, was ordered held without bond Monday morning after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his 3-week-old daughter Liliana Galvez, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. A Sunday autopsy revealed Liliana died from blunt head trauma caused by child abuse and her death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.

Emergency officials were called to the home on the 1600 block of South 50th Ct. in Cicero at 2:19 p.m. Saturday and treated the baby, who was eventually pronounced dead at the scene, Cicero town spokesman Ray Hanania said. She was initially found unresponsive by her parents.
Galvez and his partner, Sabrina Banda, 19, were taken in for questioning, leading to the eventual charges against Galvez, according to a release from Cicero police.

Galvez and Banda initially told police they usually slept late and were accustomed to the baby waking them. On Saturday, the baby did not do so, Hanania said.

The mother lived at the home with the infant, but it wasn’t immediately clear how other family members who lived there were related, Hanania said.

An Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services spokesperson was not available for comment Monday morning.

Cicero Police Supt. Lori Lelis on Monday said Galvez was in a street gang and had a violent background, according to the release.