Cops find baby dead, another with brain injury and 3 others with bugs crawling out of ears at hotel room
Phoenix, AZ-Last week, emergency responders were called to an Arizona hotel room for a report of an unresponsive child, and discovered something extremely horrific.
Officials say the one-month-old was pronounced at the scene while another one-year-old was taken to the hospital with “traumatic head injuries” and three other young children were found “covered in dirt” and with “insects crawling out of their ears.”
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office one child survived, however the child had multiple skull fractures, and is now under state custody. The family was staying at a hotel in Phoenix when the couple called 911 the night of Jan 5 because one of their infants was not breathing.
The arrest affidavit stated that the child “was chocking and unresponsive” earlier that night, but the mother performed CPR and did not call for help until the baby stopped breathing again hours later.
As emergency responders attempted to revive the baby, the other one-month-old also stopped breathing. The affidavit states that the second infant was taken to the hospital and was found to have “traumatic head injuries to include necrotic tissues and brain bleeds.”
The other three children at the location, 15 month old, 4-year-old, and 6-year-old, were found with lice infestation and were covered in dirt, bugs, and had dirty diapers. The 15-month-old was also treated at the hospital for skull fractures.
The parents have been identified as 38-year-old Donald Ferguson and 29-year-old Emmaline Ramirez. They both denied hurting the children, however Ferguson admitted to hitting the woman after losing his temper. They both admitted that they failed to seek medical attention for their children.
Police spoke with the 4-year-old child who told them that Ferguson threw the baby who died on the ground.
Ferguson and Ramirez were charged with two counts of child abuse. Ferguson also faces a charge of resisting arrest.