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Woman pleads no contest in Topeka toddler’s death

December 2, 2011

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— Prosecutors say a 20-month-old Topeka girl was burned intentionally on her feet before dying, apparently from suffocation.

The information about the abuse suffered by Mireya Carmen Ortiz Rodriguez was revealed Friday during a hearing in which her father's girlfriend pleaded no contest to her death on Aug. 12.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 21-year-old Johana Iveth Villegas-Gonzalez made the plea to a charge of voluntary manslaughter. The charge was reduced from second-degree murder in a plea agreement.

Villegas-Gonzales will be sentenced Thursday.

Comments

puddleglum 3 years, 8 months ago

wow. what is with these people? It seems that time after time a girlfriend or boyfriend (RE: non-blood relative) of the mother or father abuses the child....like some kind of jealousy thing? what are they thinking? Abuse the child because the child represents a prior person's involvement with their partner?

just sick. burning a 20 month old's feet? unreal.

dipweed 3 years, 8 months ago

A boiling water enema is too good for this woman.

pace 3 years, 8 months ago

And King Brownback thinks we don't need no dang social workers. Who are you going to call if you suspect abuse? Kansas Protection Report Center at 1-800-922-5330 If the number is busy or there isn't a satisfactory response, call King Brownback. Save the kids.

Thats_messed_up 3 years, 8 months ago

Pathetic performance by the prosecutors! That little toddler was tortured and suffocated and they plead voluntary manslaughter????

Christine Anderson 3 years, 8 months ago

All I can say about someone who would do this to a child is - Git a rope!

middlemgmt 3 years, 8 months ago

I agree manslaughter is not justice to this child.

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