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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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; childabuse; death; deathpenalty; mortalkombat; teens; videogames
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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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To: ladyjane
God this makes me mad. If this was my kid, I'd bail him out.

Then take him on a tour of the West Texas countryside.

51 posted on 12/21/2007 9:30:32 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: Concho; SWAMPSNIPER

Holy crap, I am so glad i was not the only one who noticed that. I was afraid to comment but all I could think of “low sloping forehead”.


52 posted on 12/21/2007 11:02:44 AM PST by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


53 posted on 12/21/2007 2:21:39 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

As long as you can make the elephant go slow.


54 posted on 12/21/2007 2:32:58 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: frankjr

Mortal Kombat is sooooo three years ago.


55 posted on 12/21/2007 2:35:43 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Some days it doesn't even make sense to chew through the restraints.)
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To: Aaron0617
Well, they're to be tried as adults: Johnstown Teen To Stand Trial In 7-Year-Old Girl's Death
56 posted on 05/18/2008 7:49:57 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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