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Mar 21, 2011

19 year old mother charged for death of 4 year old

Hidalia Maldonado

When the story made the news last November, it had all the indicators that the child who died, four year-old Hidalia Maldonado, had suffered various forms of cruelty.  Five months later, the Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed the police to press charges of Manslaughter against the child’s mother, nineteen year old Yeysi Maldonado and her stepfather, twenty-one year old Lermon Bejerano, a delivery truck driver.  The mother and stepfather appeared unrepresented before Justice Adolph Lucas in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court this afternoon.  No pleas were taken and they were offered bail of five thousand dollars each, which they met.  The two are due back in court on May thirteenth.  Little Hidalia died on October twenty-ninth, 2010.  On November fourth, 2010, when we spoke with Yeysi Maldonado, she said that Hidalia had been playing on the steps when she fell and hurt herself.  She added that when she asked what had happened, the child only cried, before wiping off herself and began playing again. She also told News Five that Hidalia, started vomiting and she died the following day before she could get to the hospital. There were signs that the child had been beaten and was a victim of “Battered Child Syndrome”.

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7 Responses for “19 year old mother charged for death of 4 year old”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Again, before we waste the court’s time, is this a case that can be proven? If this child had internal or external injuries that can be explained by a fall or other health issues let’s not count on Estradaban. These vague findings are doing nothing to help our conviction rate.

  2. PRINCE MICHAELS says:

    Did u know that some corpse are actually leafy for days on end to decompose until Dr. Estradaban is available to conduct ” an official autopsy? And in most cases all he conclude in most of these deaths is that they were inconclusive! ! If evidence points towards the parents being abusive then let the law take its course and jail them! ! End of story!

  3. Loyd Bejerano says:

    This is an unfortunate case for Jomari, but the investigators are pointing in the wrong direction. That child had no signs of abuse externally. I witness the death and I know that the couples would not harm that child. She was sick from injuries caused by playing from an early age. Pleas do your investigation right mr. police. Stop accusing innocent people. No evidence to prove what the news is breaking out. Get your informations clear before going public. Belize is know for story telling. We can make criminal text books from belize.
    concern family member

  4. NED says:

    Child abuse is commited by the lowliest of lozers and no sympathy should be given to them.

  5. belizean says:

    hey I I know i haven’t agreed much with you BZNinCali but I sure have to this time!!! Belize needs to invest in a better criminal investigation system and team, beginning with the clearance of Estradaban!! We are releasing to many animals to live amongst the hard working citizens of Belize.

  6. Disgusted! says:

    If this woman and her lover is guilty of this atrocity, let the law take it’s course and I hope to God they live with the guilt and consequence of their actions. this is so heartwrenching.

  7. STELLA MARTINEZ says:

    IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS CHILD WAS NEGLECTED BOTH WHILE ALIVE AND IN HER DEATH, WHAT IS OBVIOUS IS THAT BOTH THE MOTHER (for lack of a better word) AND THE JUDITIAL SYSTEM FAILED AND YES BELIZE NEED BELIZEANS WHO COULD AND SHOULD BE TRAINED PROPERLY IN THE FIELD OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, IT IS TIMES FOR ALL THE OOOPPPS WE MADE A MISTAKE OR OOOPPPS WE JUST REALIZED TO CEASE, THIS 19 YEAR OLD MAY HAVE GOTTEN AWAY FOR A WHILE FROM THE POOR JUDGEMENTS AND LACK OF PROPER KNOWLEDGE BUT I KNOW THAT THE ALMIGHTY SEES ALL AND KNOWS ALL AND I AM GOOD AND SATISFIED KNOWING THAT SHE WILL SUFFER FOR HER INHUMANE BEHAVIOR, THANK GOD JUSTICE IS NOT NOT MINE BECAUSE SHE WOULD FRY AND SHE CERTAINLY SHE NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANYMORE CHILDREN,I LOATH SCUM.

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