Darisabel Leanna Baez
April 5, 2006 - April 7, 2008
A Grave Memorial
Another mother has sent her child to
God, by allowing
her boyfriend to abuse the child to death. Two year old Darisabel
Baez is now an Angel because her mother, Neida Baez thought it was more
important to have a man in her life, than to stop the beating her
daughter was being given by Harve Johnson. Using a video game
controller, Harve Johnson beat this
girl to death and wouldn't even say why.
"The mother obviously knew that
was occurring and she did nothing to stop the
beating. She didn't have the moral
to make a 911 call,"
Lt. Ron Comacho
Darisabel was already in critical
the police were called to the home of Neida Baez. Police say that
was unresponsive when they arrived at the home on Sunday, April 6, 2008.
Neida told police that her boyfriend
had been physically
abusing her daughter for months. On that Sunday, he had become angry
just started beating her with the game controller and cord. Neida
do anything to help her.
"Unfortunate that someone would
get that angry
at a child and abuse the child period …
It's rare and it's a very sad day,"
Lt. Ron Comacho
"She heard the beating take
Her crime is she did nothing to protect her child."
Detective Dana Ward
Harve and Neida were both arrested
and if they would
have made bail, they were legally not allowed to have contact with
On April 7, 2008, Darisabel died as a
result of the
beating she was given by Harve. Harve had admitted that he had beat her
with the video game controller, though he would not say why he did it.
Neida said that she had heard her daughter scream while he was beating
her, she didn't do anything to stop him. Darisabel had turned two
years old only two days earlier.
Harve Johnson, who was 26 years old,
with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment in the beginning. After
Darisabel was taken off of life support and died, Harve was charged
homicide and his bail was set at $200,000.
Neida Baez, who was 19 years old, was
endangering the welfare of a child for failing to help her daughter by
stopping the beating or getting the child help. Neida was taken to jail
and her bond was set at $25,000. and though family members were not
to talk to anyone about the case, no one knew if either of them had a
On September 5, 2008, both Harve and Neida were arraigned in court. Neida Elizabeth Baez, at the age of 25, made a
plea deal and was found guilty of third degree murder and her sentence
was five to ten years in prison.
Margarita Torres was holding a small,
of a child's hand. The hand belongs to her granddaughter, Darisabel. As
she hold the hand she begins to cry:
"I can't believe this is
happening to me. She
was so beautiful, so happy. She was a happy baby."
cast was made the day her
Margarita says she can't believe her daughter allowed Harve to abuse
daughter, saying that her daughter loved children, especially her own
daughter.Margarita says that things were
began to date Herve in November and then she was no longer allowed to
"I knew something was not
Margarita was with Darisabel when she
was taken off
of life support and when she died after that. Torres was with Darisabel
died at Hershey
Medical Center after being taken off life support.
"I was praying for a miracle. I
give it to me"
Dauphin County Coroner who
performed the autopsy
said that he had a hard time finding any part of Darisabel's body that
did not show some sign of trauma.
Darisabel was buried on April 12,
2008 at the Mr.
Rose Cemetery. Her biological father attended her funeral after flying
in from New York.
A petition filed on January 30,
the states intention to seek the death penalty against Harve L.
who was 27 years years old at that time. The petition says that
are not required to question potential jurors about their beliefs or
on the death penalty or mitigating circumstances that would be in
consideration during the penalty phase
of his trial
should he actually be convicted.
This monster is also asking the court
to throw out
testimony that was given by a forensic pathologist who stated that
had been tortured before she was killed. Harve also wasn't to keep
out of court showing that he told a police officer that he had beaten
pretty bad, with a belt, the day before she died.
It was also revealed that Harve beat
her with the
video controller due to being angry that her dirty diaper exploded onto
carpet while he was spanking her.
In April of 2013, Harve Lamar
who was then 28 years old, was sentenced to death for killing Darisabel.
Less than a week after Governor Tom
Corbett signed his execution warrant, Harve filed a stay of execution.
Michael Wiseman had applied to be appointed as his lawyer and in the
motion he said that a stay of execution was needed in order for him to
review the case:
"This stay of execution
is required to ensure that Mr. Johnson is
afforded a meaningful opportunity
Harve was scheduled to be executed in
September, but it could be delayed if the stay is granted.
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Death Occurred in the state of Pennsylvania
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