California teen mum, pedophile boyfriend ruthlessly kicked baby son in his stomach till he was brain dead
The child reportedly endured multiple broken bones and head trauma after the abuse
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA: A teen mother and her pedophile boyfriend reportedly tortured their one-year-old baby and kicked him in the stomach until the child died, according to reports. The mother, identified as 18-year-old Jasmine Blase, and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Ezequiel Ramirez, a convicted sex abuser, left their baby brain dead after abusing him at a Motel 6 in Visalia, California. The incident reportedly occurred on June 5.
The child was reportedly found baby injured and unresponsive by authorities in the motel. Other residents of the motel, who reportedly witnessed the abuse, claimed that one or both of the child's parents had kicked him in the stomach. The specifics of the brutal assault is yet to the released by investigators, however, both Blase and Ramirez, have been charged in the murder of their son, according to ABC 30 Action News.
The child, who has not been named, reportedly endured multiple broken bones and head trauma after the abuse. He was rushed to the Valley Children's Hospital where he was declared brain dead by the doctors. The child was kept on life support for a while so that his organs could be donated.
Blase was apprehended and arrested at the motel while Ramirez had allegedly fled the scene after the killing. He was later tracked down by the authorities and was arrested last week in Fresno, California. Blase and Ramirez, along with the murder charges, also face multiple counts of assault on a child causing death, and torture. No motive for the horrific killing has yet been revealed by authorities.
Charges against Ramirez have reportedly been increased because of his previous convictions for unlawful sex with a minor and for second-degree robbery. Reports state that the 23-year-old had been was released from prison in February after nearly a year behind bars for those felonies. Ramirez faces life sentence without parole or a possible death sentence if convicted of torturing and killing his son, while Blase faces a life sentence if convicted. Both Blase and Ramirez are being held with bail.
In a similar incident, a 22-year-old woman in Florida was arrested in April for allegedly kicking child in the stomach so hard that it tore his small intestines. The mother, identified as Kimberly Darnell Taschereau, was booked by Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The child in the incident claimed that while he was lying in the woman’s room, she kicked him in the stomach and “hurt my tummy”.
The child also told investigators that she kicked him at least four times in the stomach and also demonstrated the kicks before the assault by stomping on the floor. The authorities were alerted by the Florida Department of Children and Families about a possible child abuse case in Hernando County hospital on March 3 when Taschereau first brought the child to an urgent care facility as he was vomiting. Arrest records filed against Taschereau revealed disturbing details, stating that there was previous high force trauma to the boy’s stomach. The child was interviewed by detectives nearly a month after his recovery.