MIAMI, FL - (May 22, 2020) - According to an online news report published on Local10.com, a woman was arrested for murdering her 9-year-old son after the boy's body was found, according to a state prosecuting attorney. The woman fabricated a story that her son was abducted, but it was later discovered that she lied, and she drowned her son. According to prosecutors, the boy's mother has attempted to murder the child once before. After admitting to law enforcement that she murdered her son, the woman stated, "He is going to be in a better place." The 45-year-old woman was arrested the day following her false report to the police. The woman told police that two men gabbed and abducted her 9-year-old son. The 45-year-old suspect arrived at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, and she is facing charges of attempted premeditated murder, and first-degree murder. The woman is being held without a bail bond.
According to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the 45-year-old mother lied to police about her child's abduction. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle stated that detectives discovered a video that shows the suspect pushing her son into a canal at 103rd Avenue and Kendall Drive at around 7:30 p.m. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle stated that witnesses rescued the child the first time.
The second time the suspect attempted to drown, her son was at a canal at 138th Court and Southwest 62nd Street. Police detectives stated the suspect admitted to driving to the area at approximately 8:30 p.m. and that she pushed her son into the pond-like canal at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. This time the child tragically drowned.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle stated, "This time, unfortunately, there was no one there to save him."
The news report stated that Alejandro was an autism spectrum disorder patient. According to the Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez III, this crime was heartbreaking. The child was a non-verbal child, and the boy's mother was "supposed to be his voice."
When the defendant appeared in Miami-Dade court this past Saturday, the child's father, was in the hearing and was in tears. The child's memorial service was on Friday afternoon at The Friendship Circle of Miami. The Friendship Circle of Miami is a nonprofit organization, and the organization offers services for special needs children. The organization remembered the victim as a happy and sweet boy.
Detectives were suspicious of the defendant's story after the officers reviewed surveillance video at The Hammocks' Home Depot. The report states that the defendant waited in her parked car for over 15 minutes before she started the abduction lie.
Detective Angel Rodriguez, a spokesman for the police department, said Alejandro's mother provided a detailed account. The mother stated that two men ambushed her at Southwest 88th Street and Southwest 158th Avenue. One of the men was armed with a knife, and the man demanded drugs, and then he stole her mobile telephone, a table, and her son.
At about 7:50 a.m. on Friday, in the quiet Kendale Lakes, law enforcement officers found the child dead in the neighborhood. The child was wearing a Captain America T-shirt. The same shirt that the victim's mother had told law enforcement when explaining the abduction to the police. Law enforcement officers noticed the boy had trauma to his head, and the boy was wearing a diaper. The motive for the murder of the boy was not revealed.
"We are very sad to report that the child was found deceased," an FDLE spokesperson posted on Twitter. The spokesperson asked anyone with information to contact the police at 305-476-5423 or to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.