July 27, 2008
Virginia Jaramillo - Beat Her 12 Year Old Cancer Victim Son So Badly, He Was Kept Home From School For Days So He Could Heal
Albuquerque, New Mexico (The Weekly Vice) -- Virginia Jaramillo 36, and Daniel Chavez, 47, have been arrested and charged with felony child abuse after beating her 12-year-old cancer stricken son so badly, she kept him home from school for days until his injuries could heal.
Albuquerque police say a 12 year old boy suffering from cancer was beaten by his mother while her live-in boyfriend held him down.
Police first learned about the teens abuse after Polk Middle School officials contacted them about the alleged abuse. When school officials questioned the 12-year-old about his injuries, he admitted to them that he was being repeatedly beaten by his mother and the mother's live-in boyfriend.
When Bernalillo County Deputies interviewed the victim, he told them he was allegedly beaten with a belt, punched in the face and even had his head stomped during the latest attack.
Jaramillo, the boy's mother, then made the boy stay home from school for several days to try to hide the boy's injuries, investigators say.
When deputies interviewed Jaramillo, they say she first blamed the boy's cancer for the injuries - telling them that he "bruises easily". She allegedly broke down later, admitting that she beat the boy in an "an uncontrollable rage", hitting her son with a belt several times."
Although the abuse happened back in April of this year, Jaramillo allegedly told her son not to tell anyone about the beating. When questioned about why she kept the boy home from school, investigators sayJaramillo told them it was "To cover my butt".
Jaramillo and Chavez are both currently jailed on a $25,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
If there was any true justice, Daniel Chavez' balls would be smashed by an iron mallet, so he could never procreate.
This woman (who we won't call a mother) would be chained to the hottest ember in hell for the senseless inhumanity it takes to hurt a cancer victim even once. But to fill what's left of his life with beatings? That just goes beyond the pale. $25,000 bond really insults the intelligence as well.
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