Once again we have a case of a mother using her live in penis, uh, I mean boyfriend, as daycare, and having said boyfriend injure the child he was supposed to be taking care of.
One of the things I’ve noticed about abuse cases like this is that the victims are almost always from the most helpless and difficult of age groups, from newborn through age three. Anyone who has had children knows that this is the age group that tests your patience the most. They cry constantly and can’t communicate why. They won’t go to sleep, no matter how much you want them to or how tired you are. They misbehave and challenge your authority. They refuse to potty train and mess themselves at the worst possible moments.
In this particular case, Silkia Mateo, 22, (Her MySpace Picture Albums – Thanks mamacyn) of Kissimmee, Florida, left her 2-year-old son, Jariel Alexander, and his 6-year-old sibling with her teenaged boyfriend, Jonathan Alicea, while she went to work. I am unaware of the special set of skills a 19-year-old young man has that qualify him to care for two young children, and apparently so was Ms. Mateo, as we shall see.
Alicea had cooked dinner for himself and his two charges, scrambled eggs and hot dogs, which little Jariel refused to eat. This, of course, frustrated Jonathan Ariel, and he grew angry and shouted at the boy. Jariel got frightened, stood up, and proceeded to wet his pants. The boy became defiant and refused to change his pants when Alicea ordered him to.
So we have reached the critical point, when Jonathan Alicea has to make a choice. He can’t let a three year old boy get the best of him, or he’ll walk all over him. So how does he discipline him? Does he take the boy into the bathroom and change his underwear for him, showing him that now matter what, the adult is always in charge. Of course not. Instead, he slapped Jariel hard across the head, slamming it against the wall of the hallway.
Jariel immediately lost consciousness. When he stopped breathing, Jonathan Alicea took a pot of boiling water and poured it over the little boy’s face in an attempt to revive him. I had to thank God that Jariel never regained consciousness after reading this. I mean who is that stupid to think pouring boiling water on a child’s face is a good idea under ANY circumstances?
Of course, Jonathan Alicea had a slightly different story to tell the police. He told the police that when the Jariel Alexander refused to change his pants:
“This angered Jonathan. Jonathan told me he walked towards [the child] and “pushed” [the child's] head with his left hand. This caused [the child] to lose consciousness immediately.”
After performing CPR with no results, Jonathan Alicea:
“boiled a pot of water and then poured it on [the child] stating he believed it would revive him.”
“During the interview, Jonathan Alicea showed no emotion whatsoever.”
Asked why he waited at least 30 minutes before seeking help, Alicea told police:
“his cell phone is disconnected and he does not like to depend on neighbors for anything.”
The injuries were not reported until the child’s mother returned home from work about 7 PM. Jonathan Alicea came running outside with the lifeless child wrapped in a towel and told her the baby was choking. Doctors at Arnold Palmer Memorial Hospital in Orlando, Florida, said the Jariel arrived at their emergency room covered with burns and suffering from a severe head injury.
Jariel Alexander died at 11:15PM Sunday night. An autopsy is expected to be performed on the young child’s body today. In the meantime, Jonathan Alicea has been charged with First Degree Murder.
Silkia Mateo, mother of Jariel Alexander, has not been charged in this case. Perhaps losing her son is enough of a penalty for leaving her children with Jonathan Alicea, nearly a kid himself.
God help me for thinking this, and even more for actually saying it out loud, but I see these situations where some women are taking up with younger, teenaged boys and using these kids as daycare as a case of them selling themselves for the convenience of having someone to watch their kids while they work.
This is something that’s been eating at me for a long time now, and maybe its time someone said it. Perhaps I’m using the wrong words, or I’m way too rude and crude about it (Let’s face it, subtlety has never been a strong point of mine), but I’m tired of innocent little children lining up for their coffins. I’m also tired of the silence about this issue. I understand that child care is a serious issue for single mothers, but there has to be a better way – and this is certainly not the right way.
I also think the boiling water story that Jonathan Alicea told police is total bullshit. I believe he poured the boiling water on Jariel Alexander’s face to punish him, and that the boy was conscious when he did it. The boiling water torture came first, then the slap to the head. It just doesn’t make sense to me that anyone would use boiling water in an attempt to revive a child who has stopped breathing, and if it doesn’t make sense, it probably isn’t true. I ask you all, have any of you ever heard of anything even remotely close to what Jonathan Alicea did with that pot of boiling water, for the reason he stated?
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