Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dad formerly in "custody dispute" with mom to go on trial for murders of two young sons (Graham, Texas)

Coercive control--it's all about punishing mom through "custody disputes" and destruction of what she cherishes most--her kids.

Earlier posts have said that the kids (just 2 years old and six months) were living with dad pending a custody hearing. Insane. Babies need to be with their mothers, not their demented homicidal fathers.

Dad is identified as GABRIEL ARMANDARIZ.

Testimony set to start in Armandariz trial

By: Times Record News Posted: 4:14 PM, Feb 11, 2015 Updated: 5 hours ago

FORT WORTH, Texas - Testimony is scheduled to begin next week in the trial of a Graham man accused of killing his two young children in April 2011.

Gabriel Armandariz, 32, is charged with two counts of capital murder. The trial was moved to Fort Worth on a change of venue.

#The case gained national exposure because Armandariz allegedly texted his wife a picture of one of the children hanging by his neck. Police got involved when a man called 9-1-1 and said he had killed his children.

#Concerns about the welfare of boys — the older child identified in court paperwork as Gatlin Joe Armandariz, 2, and the younger as Luke Gerald Armandariz, 6 months — led to an hours-long search for the children. Members of the Graham Police Department, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Game Warden and the Young County Sheriff’s Office worked off duty to help find the children.

They ultimately found the boys’ bodies under the home on Third Street where the children and their father had been living, according to a court affidavit.

The document said a woman identifying herself as Geneva Dean called 9-1-1, asking for an officer to come to the 300 block of Third Street. Her brother had been staying with relatives recently because he was involved in a custody dispute with his wife, she reported. She had last seen his children about 1 p.m. that day at her home, not far from the house where her brother was staying.

Dean told the dispatcher her sister-in-law had called her and said Dean’s brother had sent a cell phone picture showing one of the children hanging by his neck.

Not sure what the circumstances were, Dean asked her sister-in-law to send the picture to her. She received the picture, and she told the dispatcher it showed what her sister-in-law had described. Dean called her brother, and he said the children were with a baby sitter.

A corporal with the Graham Police Department went to meet with Dean, and he looked at the picture on her cell phone. He called another law enforcement agent, saying he believed the image was real. It showed a child hanging by some type of ligature.