December 04, 2008
Terra Haute, Indiana (The Weekly Vice) -- Fernando Gutierrez-Cabrera, 20, and Dawn Gutierrez, 20, have been arrested after police discover their 10-month-old daughter was repeatedly beaten, broken, burned and tortured.
Police arrested Fernando Gutierrez-Cabrera last weekend on charges of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury, child neglect resulting in bodily injury, child neglect and domestic battery.
Police say Fernando repeatedly abused his 10-month-old daughter, breaking multiple bones in her body. Investigators also say he tortured the little girl by heating up a box of rice and then burning the child's legs with the rice. Keep in mind this is still just a baby.
In a new development to the case, police arrested Dawn Gutierrez on Wednesday on three counts of child neglect. As authorities led her towards a patrol car in handcuffs, Dawn stated that she was "sorry" she didn't get away from [Fernando].
"I love my family and my daughter. I wish nothing ever happened," said Dawn as she was packed into the back seat of the patrol car.
Fernando was arraigned on Wednesday, but told the judge he didn't understand the questions during the hearing. He's expected back in court on Friday, where he will be provided a translator.
"There is no way I can explain how I hate this individual," said family member Randy Day. "She can't even crawl yet and reason being is probably because of her broken bones and stuff."
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
There's a picture beginning to emerge here that will only add more disgust to both of these garbage-quality bastards. It looks to us that the mother's family likely tried to warn this woman that Fernando was bad news - but instead of heading their warnings, she avoided them and then began covering up the abuse. Her tearful claim of "getting away from him" sounds to me like she's just repeating what everyone else has been telling her. Good advice she ignored while watching this man break her own child's bones.
This twisted pair shouldn't be allowed to see the light of day for decades. Unfortunately, I doubt that will be the case. I'd be surprised if she spend more 18 months in jail and if she plays the part of the 'battered wife', she may see no jail time. Disgusting.
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