Monday, March 22, 2010

"Really good father" charged with 1st-degree murder of 3-month-old daughter (Phoenix, Arizona)

Please, please! Stop with the clueless neighbor quotes when it comes to abusive fathers, husbands, and boyfriends. MANUEL ROMOS-GARATE has been jailed on 1st-degree murder charges in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, and yet we have the idiot brigade bleating the usual "really good father" garbage. Barf.

Pay close attention, and the next time some piece of sh** guns down a clerk at your local convenience store, nobody in the press will be saying how the shooter was "a really good guy." No, this crap is reserved for men who kill family members.

Man held in his infant daughter's death
Megan Neighbor Arizona Daily Star Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 12:00 am

The father of a 3-month-old girl was arrested Sunday in connection with her Friday death, officials with the Tucson Police Department said.

On Friday night, paramedics found Tayma Ramos in respiratory arrest at a home in the 200 block of East Fort Lowell Road, said Sgt. Diana Lopez, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department.

The girl died later that evening of injuries that her father, Manuel Ramos-Garate, is suspected of inflicting, Lopez said.

Ramos-Garate was being held in the Pima County jail on one count each of child abuse and first-degree murder, Lopez said.

She would provide no further information on the nature of the injuries or the arrest.

Two neighbors said they had trouble believing Ramos-Garate had harmed his daughter.

"As far as I know, there's no one he loved more than his daughter," said Duane Phillips, 27, who often barbecued with Ramos-Garate.

Tierra Arnold, another neighbor, agreed.

"We saw him pretty often, and he seemed like a really good father," she said.

Both Arnold and Phillips heard the arrival of the paramedics Friday night and said Ramos-Garate told officials that Tayma had choked on milk.

The girl's mother declined to comment Sunday. Ramos-Garate was being held without bond.