Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Arrested again

Emperatriz Meza-Reyna, a 21-year-old Utah woman has been arrested a second time for abusing the same child who is now fighting for her life in a Utah hospital. While doctors were attempting to examine the girl 7yrs old, she went into cardiac arrest and was then flown to Primary Children's Medical Center where she underwent brain surgery. Her skull was opened to relieve pressure on the brain, however she now remains in a coma as a result of her injuries.

Investigators say detectives interviewed Meza-Reyna, who told them the child was injured while falling down stairs, however doctors say the child's injuries are not consistent with a fall. Instead, doctors believe the injuries to be consistent with one or several blows to the head.Doctors also told investigators that the child had bruising and bite marks on her legs, buttocks and feet that were typical of an abuse situation.

In January of 2008, Meza-Reyna was arrested by Salt Lake Sheriff's deputies after her boyfriend called 911 to report he witnessed her abusing her daughter, according to Lt. Don Hutson of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.During the boyfriend's 911 call, Meza-Reyna reportedly attacked him - kicking and grabbing him as he struggled to speak with emergency dispatchers.

When deputies arrested her, she told them she had hit her daughter in the past with her hands, a belt and a knotted up electrical cord, according to Lt. Hutson. She also reportedly strangled the child and injured her by writing on her face with black permanent marker.In that case, Meza-Reyna pleaded guilty to two felony counts of child abuse and neglect, however she served just 17 days in jail. The child was removed by Utah DCF for a short time but was then returned to Meza-Reyna after the department decided she was "doing well" with their program.

SO WHY DO WE SEND CHILDREN BACK TO THEIR PARENTS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN ABUSED

This is a pattern in the United States we send children back to their abusers and then we wonder why they turn out the way they do. These children either end up dead, continue to be abused well into adulthood or that become perpetrator's
BECAUSE THE SYSTEM FAILED THEM

Based on the Mothers age she was 13 when she got pregnant with her daughter I'd make a bet she was also a victim of abuse. This still does not excuse her for her actions regardless if thats all she knew.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Princess

WOW all I can say is WOW

The state failed yet another child. Hopefully this abuser is put in prison.

Stamp