November 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial
After dating a
man for only three months, a mother decided
it was a good idea to start living with him.
Living in a
home were a
am unable to find her name),
her boyfriend, Omar Zarate Gutierrez, her
nine year old son and her two year old
daughter, Leslie Ramirez. Chances are good
and history of other cases tells me
that this man has probably abused the
children in the home before this incident.
Unfortunately, history also shows that the
mothers know about it and do nothing to stop
it, anxious to keep the man in their life.
Time will tell!
searching for information about this case, I
found three stories and no pictures of any
of the people involved. How can it be that a
child dies and there aren't multiple stories
about it all over the place? Isn't it time
that we start blasting it from the roof tops
that children are NOT for abusing?
We should plaster their stories all over
bill boards, magazines, television and every
other media outlet there is. Children have
value and it's time our courts stop
devaluing their lives. I am not able to even
find a birth date for this precious little
girl, no obituary, no candle light vigil...NOTHING. How
November 12, 2012, Police were called to
the home where this mother lived with her
boyfriend and children. What they
found a child, a beautiful little girl,
Leslie Ramirez, who was suffering. Leslie
was taken to St. Francis Medical
Center, not soon enough though because she
died about 45 minutes after they had first
arrive and found her. On
her body doctors found, bite marks,
bruising all over her body, what they
called a boggy scalp which means raw sores
and hair loss as well as a tense abdomen.
Leslie's cause of death was reported as
blunt force trauma to her little abdomen.
went back to the home to interview the
other family members and the Department Of
Children And Family Services
took Leslie's nine year old brother into
their custody. It was not known yet if
there were any other incidents reported,
of child abuse connected to this family.
after Leslie died, Omar Zarate Gutierrez,
who was 29 years old at that time, was
arrested on the suspicion that he had beat
her to death, he was charged with on count
of murder and bail was set at one million dollars.
Omar faced from 15 years to life, in
prison. Homicide Detective, Phil Guzman
was in charge of the case and said that
Leslie's mother would not be arrested at
that time and CPS would have to decide if
she could have her son back or not.
Leslie's biological father had been
deported years before her death and the
Detective said he didn't
know if he had been informed of the death
of his daughter.
of 2012, Omar was found guilty of second
degree murder and assault for what he did
to Leslie. In June of 2012, Omar was
sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Let's hope that future parole boards will
see the severity of what
he did and never let him out.
Thank you goes out to Clare who sent me a
page to help correct some information on
in the state of California
If you do
not like what you see printed on this
page, please see my
statement. THANK YOU!