Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bulletin: Ronnie Munoz-Hernandez: Toronto; Trial continues; He testifies about two incidents he recalls in which Adriel had fallen off a bed and bumped his head; Toronto Star.

STORY: "Accused man had rarely cared for child, baby Adriel murder trial hears," by reporter Jane Gerster, published by the Toronto Star on January 28, 2014;

SUB-HEADING:  "During baby Adriel Garcia DaSilva's short life, Ronnie Munoz-Hernandez testified, he would offer tips to Adriel's mother in how to care for him  but bore no parental responsibility."

PHOTO CAPTION: "Adriel Garcia was 5 months old when he died Nov. 10, 2010. Ronny Munoz-Hernandez is on trial for second-degree murder;

GIST: "During baby Adriel Garcia DaSilva’s short life, Ronnie Munoz-Hernandez testified, he would offer tips to Adriel’s mother in how to care for him but bore no parental responsibility. “I would advise her,” Munoz-Hernandez, 25, said during his trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of the 5-month-old. In particular, he said he told his then-girlfriend Jessica DaSilva, 23, to put pillows around Adriel while he was sleeping on a bed in his grandparents’ home after he had fallen off one morning in the days leading up to his death. This was one of two incidents he was able to recall in which Adriel had fallen off a bed and bumped his head. Munoz-Hernandez testified he’d only been left alone with Adriel once — briefly at night — before being left with him on a Saturday in September 2010, while DaSilva went to a cousin’s wedding. He said she told him she couldn’t take Adriel with her because he was bruised, but Munoz-Hernandez testified he didn’t see any visible bruises, didn’t ask her about them and didn’t check for bruises because “he looked fine.” It wasn’t until later, when he was changing Adriel’s diaper, he said, that he noticed marks."

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