The New York man charged in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two toddler daughters has the most demented excuse imaginable for why he allegedly took the lives of his 1-year-old and 2-year-old daughters after killing his wife -- because he did not have car seats to take them with him! Miguel Mejia is accused of stabbing his wife, 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, to death after discovering a picture of her with another man on Facebook. He then reportedly turned to his young girls and kissed them. But it wasn't out of affection.
After allegedly killing their mother Deisy, the father returned to the bedroom where his young daughters lay sleeping. He reportedly hugged and kissed them, asked for forgiveness, and then killed them in cold blood -- all because he reportedly told police he didn't have the child car seats to bring them with him when he went on the lam to his native Mexico (he was caught in Texas before he could reach the border).
Talk about demented logic! I don't know if he's laying the groundwork for an insanity defense, but either that or this man is truly insane. He's worried about a lack of car seats and the danger that might present to his precious girls -- so he stabs them instead?!
Mejia reportedly had a history of abusing the girls' mom -- once even allegedly beating her up in a public church bathroom, said friends -- so this is a man who was known for his violence. The other possible motive for killing his daughters rather than that he didn't have car seats is, of course, that he just didn't want to be bothered with them when he ran away. Or that he's just a killer and wanted his whole family gone. It will be up to a jury to decide.
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Disgustingly, Mejia was found with self-inflicted stab wounds in an apparent attempt to commit suicide, but reportedly told cops he "couldn't do it." Yeah, it hurts to be stabbed, doesn't it? Guess he didn't like it when it came to himself.
Do you have any words for the friends and family of Deisy and the girls?
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