Woman stabs and kills 11-year-old daughter to stop her from having sex with grandmother's boyfriend
28-year-old Rosa Alcides Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 11-year-old daughter Aleyda
A Florida mom stabbed and killed her 11-year-old daughter to allegedly stop her from having sex with the girl's grandmother's boyfriend. 28-year-old Rosa Alcides Rivera was arrested this past Sunday, March 10, after she arrived at a hospital with the lifeless body of the preteen.
According to a brief press release by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Rivera drove her dead daughter, Aleyda Rivera, to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies at around 10:51 a.m. on Sunday.
This is a picture of 11-year-old Aleyda Rivera, which her family says was taken during a trip to Disney. Aleyda’s mother confessed to stabbing her to death yesterday. Aleyda would’ve turned 12 on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/M4ZNFIssCT— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) March 11, 2019
Sheriff's officials said the 11-year-old was in the passenger seat of the car and that Rivera rode up to the valet parking at the hospital and asked for medical assistance for her daughter. The preteen, who was set to turn 12-years-old on Thursday, March 14, was declared dead at the scene and was found to have suffered 15 stab wounds.
The Daily Mail reported that the 28-year-old was "argumentative" as medical professionals initially tried to tend to Aleyda, with Orlando Police Department spokesman Lt. Diego Toruno revealing that the hospital had to even briefly shut down after Rivera pulled a blood-stained knife on staff. Rivera, who was detained by detectives from the Orange County Sheriff's Office at the hospital, was later charged with first-degree murder in connection to the stabbing death of her daughter.
An arrest affidavit filed in the case and obtained by WFTV stated that the 28-year-old confessed to killing Aleyda after an argument with relatives early on Sunday. She is said to have gone to a relative's home and loudly knocked on the front door for an hour while accusing her mother's boyfriend of having a sexual relationship with her daughter.
Sheriff John Mina said Rivera then had discussions with some people inside the residence before leaving and not coming back. At some point after Rivera and her daughter got back into the car, the arrest report says and then the mother stabbed the girl repeatedly. Rivera “then drove her around in her vehicle until she ultimately died from those stab wounds,” Mina said.
When questioned about the murder, Rivera said she had never seen her daughter have sex with anyone and that the 11-year-old had not told her she was having sex either, telling detectives she believed the preteen was sexually active because she "smiled different."
"The suspect had said that she was upset that her daughter was having sexual relations with men or being sexually abused," Mina said. "Based on what we know and what we found so far, we believe that part to be false."
Rivera, who cried to first responders that her "baby is gone," later told detectives she believed Aleyda was now in heaven because of her actions.