Just a few days before he
died, Luis Miguel Jr. was taken to the hospital for unspecified
reasons. Daniela Villarreal was the 17 year old mother of this precious
little boy and on her Facebook page:
"Can't wait till this
little Boy comes and Im able to do what I want.
to be successful in life"
Daniela spoke about wanting to get "stacks" so she could help her son.
Other posts on her Facebook page that were written earlier in her
pregnancy said that she was upset that she couldn't work or go to class
because she was pregnant. Daniela showed pictures of her ultrasound as
well as her growing belly and at times seemed to be excited that she
Something went wrong and Daniela was accused of beating her 26 day old
son to death. On January 6, 2015, a 911 call was placed and the
dispatcher was told that there was an unresponsive baby. First
responders got to the home and Luis was taken to the Carolina Medical
Center-University where he was pronounced dead.
Daniela was cooperating and went to the Police station where she was
interviewed and from that interview, she was arrested and charged with
murder and felony child abuse after it was determined that Luis had
died from a physical assault.
Daniela and her boyfriend had moved in with their friend Maria just a
few months prior to the death of Luis. With a translator present, Maria
"I don't understand why
this would happen to her baby, they looked happy together"
Maria said she was asleep in her home when she suddenly heard voices
that woke her up. Walking out of her room, Maria saw Luis on the floor.
Maria was shook up about the death and said it had appeared to her that
Daniela loved her son and seemed to be excited to be a mom. Maria said
that Luis had been sick when he was born and had been in and out of the
hospital since that time.
Neighbors were upset and
confused about what happened:
"They were quite
people. I hardly ever saw them. When I would come out
would go to work, I saw, it was like a young girl, probably my
would be carrying him"
pretty crazy, you know? To hear something like that happened
sad, cause, you know, you got people who want children and
have them. You know and the ones that got em, don't want em"
Police were asking anyone
with information to contact them: 704-432-8477