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Sister charged in "Mortal Kombat" death of 7-year-old
The Denver Post ^ | 12/20/07 | Mike McPhee

Posted on 12/20/2007 6:36:25 PM PST by frankjr

Johnstown - A quiet, working-class neighborhood in this small town 40 miles north of Denver quickly became distraught over the news of the death of a popular 7-year-old girl, who allegedly died from abuse by her older sister and her boyfriend.

Zoe Garcia, who was described as "a beautiful little girl", died on Dec. 6 from "blunt force trauma" to her brain and central nervous system, according to the Weld County Coroner. Her right wrist was broken, her body had more than 20 bruises, her neck muscles were bleeding and a skin flap near her tongue had been torn.

Zoe's older sister, Heather Trujillo, 16, and her boyfriend, Lamar Roberts, 17, of Westminster, were arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse resulting in death, a Class II felony.

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Trujillo said they were acting out the video game "Mortal Combat" by savagely hitting and kicking Zoe, even dropping her on her side, which broke her wrist. Roberts, who claimed to be a martial-arts expert with his hands registered as "lethal weapons, said Zoe had asked him to stop hitting her but that he didn't because "...I was drunk."

Roberts said he had performed a back kick on her, then kicked her again as she ran toward him. She fell back and didn't get up. She had stopped breathing, and Trujillo and Roberts waited 15 minutes before calling for help.

They said they put her in a bath, which temporarily revived her, but that she stopped breathing again. Roberts said he cracked an egg in her mouth "to see if she was messing around with them."

The egg went down her throat, the affidavit stated.

Finally, the mother and paramedics were called. Zoe was taken to the Northern Colorado Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.


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KEYWORDS: alcohol; childabuse; death; deathpenalty; mortalkombat; teens; videogames
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Sickening.

The "Babysitters":

According to another article: "Each faces one count of child abuse resulting in death, a Class 2 felony. If convicted, the sentence can range from 16 to 48 years. Roberts and Trujillo are being charged as adults. They are scheduled to make their first appearance in court Friday."Link

1 posted on 12/20/2007 6:36:27 PM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr

Forty-eight years doesn’t sound like enough time.


2 posted on 12/20/2007 6:38:39 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: frankjr
Absolutely nothing shocks me any more.

Sad, sad, sad to say, I've read worse.

3 posted on 12/20/2007 6:40:37 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: frankjr

Life in prison seems fitting.


4 posted on 12/20/2007 6:43:12 PM PST by Bluestateredman (Self-sufficiency is the American Way)
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To: frankjr

Life in prison seems fitting.


5 posted on 12/20/2007 6:43:17 PM PST by Bluestateredman (Self-sufficiency is the American Way)
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To: ladyjane

True.


6 posted on 12/20/2007 6:44:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: frankjr

Looks like a damned neandertal!


7 posted on 12/20/2007 6:45:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Bluestateredman

Death by hanging seems more fitting. Oh, and stuff an egg down his throat.


8 posted on 12/20/2007 6:46:37 PM PST by BARLF
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To: frankjr

The girl looks like she is about 9 years old and the guy looks much older than 17.

When you have a “teenager” who is this size and that strong, I vote to put them all into the ADULT system of justice.
Cannot convince me that either one of them deserves to be tried as a child.

ALSO_ WHO gave them the liqour for him to get drunk?

Hope both of them never see the light of day again. I will donate a bullet or two to end them now.


9 posted on 12/20/2007 6:48:26 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

She ain’t no neandertal , she’s his hoe (sp),and quick death is to good for either one of them..


10 posted on 12/20/2007 6:48:43 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,,and I Vote...)
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To: BARLF
Death by hanging seems more fitting. Oh, and stuff an egg down his throat.

Works for me!

11 posted on 12/20/2007 6:48:44 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BARLF

“Oh, and stuff an egg down his throat.”

The egg is probably what actually killed her. I’m guessing in went into her lungs and not her stomach.

Freaking barbarians.


12 posted on 12/20/2007 6:49:01 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: Fiddlstix

Louisville slugger therapy.


13 posted on 12/20/2007 6:49:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: frankjr

Now playing everywhere. Get a gun.


14 posted on 12/20/2007 6:50:53 PM PST by Sunny Poipu (Somebody else in Sunny Poipu for a while.)
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To: frankjr
Ah, yes, the wisdom of letting your 16 y.o daughter have a "boyfriend."

I could ask where the parents were; obviously they must have known their 16 y.o. slut/angel was not an appropriate guardian for their, as yet, unruined daughter.

15 posted on 12/20/2007 6:51:35 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Don't taze me, bro!!)
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To: frankjr
Roberts, who claimed to be a martial-arts expert with his hands registered as "lethal weapons, said Zoe had asked him to stop hitting her but that he didn't because "...I was drunk."

Yeah? well now you are registered as child murdering drunken idiot!

16 posted on 12/20/2007 6:51:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bluestateredman
Life in prison seems fitting.

Execution would fit better.
17 posted on 12/20/2007 6:53:21 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: driftdiver

That was my thought.


18 posted on 12/20/2007 6:53:23 PM PST by BARLF
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To: frankjr

Merry xmas


19 posted on 12/20/2007 6:55:21 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: frankjr
Bring on the elephant...


20 posted on 12/20/2007 6:57:46 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (“We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!” --Duncan Hunter)
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To: frankjr
Why must we -- or anybody -- waste qny further time or emotion on the two perpetrators?

A just society would shun them as they were processed straight into death row -- and the sentence executed.

Heather and Lamar deserve nothing beyond contempt.

Only little Zoey has a call on our emotions...and prayers.

21 posted on 12/20/2007 7:01:29 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: frankjr

Charge the parents w/ involuntary manslaughter, or at least reckless endangerment.


22 posted on 12/20/2007 7:06:28 PM PST by highnoon (Stop global whining)
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To: okie01

It’s all twisted ,,

You’re right..


23 posted on 12/20/2007 7:06:53 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,,and I Vote...)
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To: frankjr; Virginia Ridgerunner
Some crimes call for Vlad's type of cruel and unusual punishment:
Vlad III "Tepes" (the impaler) Dracula (1431 - 1476)

24 posted on 12/20/2007 7:10:41 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: frankjr

If I was the dad...........that boy would be a dead duck.


25 posted on 12/20/2007 7:12:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: okie01
Why must we -- or anybody -- waste any ...emotion on the two perpetrators? A just society... death row ...the sentence executed.

I agree. Punishing them out of emotion or need for revenge is not justice.

Calm, dispassionate execution of them for their crime is justice.

26 posted on 12/20/2007 7:13:26 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: yldstrk
If I was the dad...........that boy would be a dead duck.

Then again, who knows who the dad is?

27 posted on 12/20/2007 7:14:35 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: frankjr
"Roberts, who claimed to be a martial-arts expert with his hands registered as "lethal weapons"

You'll find out how lethal those hands really are when you get in the slammer with the dudes who really are as bad as you think you is. You're gonna be real popular.

28 posted on 12/20/2007 7:15:02 PM PST by joebuck
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To: frankjr
Roberts, who claimed to be a martial-arts expert with his hands registered as "lethal weapons"...

Well, you'd have to be pretty expert at the martial arts to beat a seven-year-old girl to death, wouldn't you?

Hang him. Now.

29 posted on 12/20/2007 7:16:17 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No Joke—that sucker doesnt have any brain case.......


30 posted on 12/20/2007 7:28:33 PM PST by Concho (IRS--Americas real terrorist organization.)
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To: frankjr

Some people are just the poster child for a return to an eye for an eye system of justice.

These two work.


31 posted on 12/20/2007 7:32:39 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Looks like a damned neandertal!”

Hmmmm... if it looks like one.... and acts like one, maybe ?


32 posted on 12/20/2007 7:40:21 PM PST by The Eagle Bomb
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To: ladyjane
Forty-eight years doesn’t sound like enough time.

Nor to me. Time is not the answer.

33 posted on 12/20/2007 7:42:53 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Res firma mitescere nescit)
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To: frankjr

There is no need for a trial. Release them to the public and let them be torn to pieces in the town square.


34 posted on 12/20/2007 7:44:55 PM PST by montag813 ("How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!" -Churchill)
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To: frankjr

From another article: “Roberts, 6 feet tall and 175 pounds...”

Takes a really big man to beat a 7 year old to death, doesn’t it.


35 posted on 12/20/2007 7:45:44 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Amnesty is Huckabee's middle name!)
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To: frankjr

What the hell’s wrong with the cops and the DA there? This wasn’t child abuse. This was a cold blooded murder done for kicks.


36 posted on 12/20/2007 8:04:29 PM PST by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: ladyjane

No it doesn’t but maybe if we are lucky some of his fellow prisoners will try out some Mortal Combat moves on him.


37 posted on 12/20/2007 8:11:11 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: frankjr

The worst cases of sibling rivalry occur when you have two same sex siblings with over 5 years difference in their ages. Not in every case, of course, but oftentimes, the older child deeply resents the younger sibling.


38 posted on 12/20/2007 8:11:27 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: joebuck

No kidding! There’s not much respect in there for tough guys killing little kids.


39 posted on 12/20/2007 8:45:39 PM PST by TNdandelion
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To: ladyjane

Very true.....


40 posted on 12/20/2007 8:48:33 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: spunkets

Dang straight...and WITH KICKS.


41 posted on 12/20/2007 8:49:35 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: spunkets

“WITH KICKS”—to clarify..with karate kicks.


42 posted on 12/20/2007 8:50:11 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: frankjr

Drag them both out of the courthouse and shoot them in the head.


43 posted on 12/20/2007 8:51:17 PM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: BARLF

Hardboiled — with the shell intact...


44 posted on 12/20/2007 8:55:33 PM PST by TXnMA (Gun grabbers: accessories to murder...)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Elephants are hard to come by. Would a loaded semi be a suitable substitute?


45 posted on 12/20/2007 8:58:53 PM PST by TXnMA (Gun grabbers: accessories to murder...)
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To: frankjr

Parents, love your children. Don’t let this happen. Your most sacred purpose in life is the proper raising of your children. If there is something in your life that interferes with that, get it out of your life.


46 posted on 12/20/2007 9:02:50 PM PST by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: frankjr

could we just hire a muzzie to cut his head off with a pen knife?


47 posted on 12/20/2007 9:04:57 PM PST by Eternal_Bear
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To: silentreignofheroes

you’re wrong with the quick part.


48 posted on 12/20/2007 9:34:49 PM PST by steel_resolve (If you can't stand behind our troops, then please stand in front...)
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To: pepperhead

More likely some anal combat moves....lol


49 posted on 12/20/2007 10:19:40 PM PST by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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To: frankjr

Rest in the arms of the Lord, Zoe...

50 posted on 12/20/2007 10:23:19 PM PST by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!!)
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