Thursday, July 19, 2007
Gloria Ramirez and Anthony Moya Practicing Cryogenics of Just Trying to keep a Fetus Cool?
It is hot in Lubbock, Texas; however it is even hotter for Gloria Ramirez who is being scrutinized by Child Protective Services. Investigators arrived at Ms. Ramirez home after she had called the funeral home about a casket for a 4 month old fetus. The fetus was found in the refrigerator in a baby wipe box. (Not Legal Pub's idea of "Chilling." ) Wednesday, a judge ordered seven young children removed from the Ramirez home. The home was infested with rats and filled with garbage. A 4 feet high stack of dirty diapers was found in closets.
On July 7 decaying food, trash bins overflowing, and dirty mattresses with no sheets were allegedly discovered by Child Protective Services. The youngest of the children was 11 months. The children were treated for head lice and two for suspected dehydration. Anthony Moya, is the 40-year-old father of the six younger children. It is anticipated that both Ramirez and Moya will be charged with child endangerment.
A city code enforcement inspector cited the home for 37 violations, including unsafe wiring, no hot water heater, holes in exterior walls and no proper connection to public sewer and water systems. Ramirez is represented by attorney Lisa Ratzke. Judge Blair Cherry told Ramirez and Moya that the agency's goal is to reunite the family.
In May 1999, CPS took the oldest daughter and Ramirez' son because of alleged physical neglect. The parents completed a program and regained custody in October 2000. (If the course had been graded, I wonder what their grade would have been?)
Update 5-6-09: Ramirez, a 28-year-old mother of nine, is on trial for multiple counts of child endangerment and one count of injury to a child after police allegedly found her seven children in a poorly maintained home in July 2007. Ramirez youngest children, twins, were taken from her three days after their birth last May. Ramiriez is currently expecting another child. And the hits just keep coming...