2 YEAR OLD LESLIE RAMIREZ FATALLY BEATEN BY HER MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND, OMAR ZARATE GUTIERREZ – CCA0019 – UPDATED 07.21.2013

2 YEAR OLD LESLIE RAMIREZ FATALLY BEATEN BY HER MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND

1Omar Zarate Gutierrez, 29, was arrested on murder charges after fatally beating his girlfriend’s 2 year old daughter.  Paramedics responded to a 911 call at the home and rushed baby Leslie Ramirez to the hospital where she was pronounced dead 45 minutes later.

The little girl suffered extensive injuries, including bite marks and bruising all over her body and raw sores covering her scalp where chunks of hair were missing.  The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

Leslie was living with her mother, 9 year old brother and Gutierrez.  Leslie’s mother and Gutierrez had been dating for four months and living together for one month.  When will these women begin to understand that there is nothing wrong with taking some time to really find out who a person is before exposing their children to them.  Leslie’s brother was removed from the home and placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.

There is little to no information out there about this case, and that saddens me.  Leslie Ramirez deserves justice, and she deserves answers.  A beautiful baby girl has died at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, a story that is becoming all too common.  Some days I wonder if society is becoming desensitized to these horrific cases, a terrifying thought.  We should be doing something to bring the number of children who have to suffer this fate down, not just shaking our heads and clucking our tongues while turning the page to the next story.

In March of 2012, Gutierrez was convicted of second degree murder and assault which led to his June of 2012 sentencing of 25 years to life in prison for the murder of Leslie Ramirez.

While a conviction and sentence will never bring baby Leslie back, it hopefully will help Leslie’s family find some closure.  No one can ever get over losing a child, but they can take some comfort in knowing that the person responsible for Leslie’s tragic death, is being held accountable and served with the maximum amount of justice we have the power to do, with a little help from the inmates he will be spending those 25 years with.

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LTWH CCA GRAPHIC

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~ by LTWH on February 1, 2012.

2 Responses to “2 YEAR OLD LESLIE RAMIREZ FATALLY BEATEN BY HER MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND, OMAR ZARATE GUTIERREZ – CCA0019 – UPDATED 07.21.2013”

  1. RIP, Leslie!

  2. Òm sorry o didn’t se the name of the writer…I’d ke to get on touch with you. ..would you email me at lalawn11@gmail.com. ..thanks
    Mario Palacios

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