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    NC - Sara, 8, & John Miranda, 5, shot to death, Charlotte, 3 March 2006

    Father charged with deaths of two N.C. children

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) -- The bodies of a 5-year-old boy and his 8-year-old sister were found shot to death in their burning home, and police charged their father Saturday with the slayings.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/05/nc.....ap/index.html
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    This is terrible!

    Apparently he's made threats before, too.

    And ironically, the story says this is the third instance in recent times where a parent in the area has killed two of his/her children.

    What is wrong with people?



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    Police: Children killed in pajamas

    Father accused of shooting boy, girl in bed, leaving them to burn

    The two children were in their pajamas Friday night, already tucked into bed, when their father shot them multiple times, police said.

    The bodies of Sara and John, ages 8 and 5, were then left in their shared bed to burn in their northeast Charlotte home.

    Police say Gilberto Miranda Cuellar, 36, had been watching the children at his former Frew Road home as his estranged wife worked at a cleaning service.

    Miranda was found hours later, lying on a nearby road with what


    More: http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlot...s/14027648.htm




    the story about the little girl writing the janitor a letter just breaks my heart.
    These were good kids. They didn't deserve this. No child does. What a monster. What coward! I hope he rots in hell!
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    This breaks my heart. That poor mother and what she must be going through. And the father.....what a piece of s*it! He soooo needs to rot in h*ll!!!
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    One casket for two slain children

    Mother says goodbye to son, 5, and daughter, 8

    One casket for two slain children

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    NC - Sara, 8, & John Miranda, 5, shot to death, Charlotte, 3 March 2006

    http://www.charlotte.com/112/story/364973.html


    Before he shot his two children to death, Gilberto Miranda Cuellar prepared their home for the fire he would later set.
    He spread clothing over the floor of their east Charlotte apartment and stuffed the cabinets with paper towels, prosecutor Glenn Cole said. And he poured gasoline over the clothes and furniture and floors.
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    That story is so sad. Those poor babies. WHAT A LOSER - if I could kill him I would. Why do people kill their children? Why didn't he just kill himself? Why did that Mother let him watch the children in the first place if he was making all of those threats?? She should have taken them far away from him! This just makes me so angry.

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    I hope there is a special place in Hell for these *******s!! The part about the little girl saying "Hold me" rips my heart out~she was so innocent to her father's evil intent..... God bless their little souls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiagirl View Post
    The part about the little girl saying "Hold me" rips my heart out~she was so innocent to her father's evil intent..... God bless their little souls.
    Amen. God bless those babies.

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    Another twisted sicko, it's a pity he got out of that house. What an idiot, gasoline will burn right off the fumes. My prayers for the mother..


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    Quote Originally Posted by ckwood32 View Post
    That story is so sad. Those poor babies. WHAT A LOSER - if I could kill him I would. Why do people kill their children? Why didn't he just kill himself? Why did that Mother let him watch the children in the first place if he was making all of those threats?? She should have taken them far away from him! This just makes me so angry.
    I think fathers kill their children, for the most part, because they know it's the one thing they can do to cause the most brutal, neverending pain to the mother. They don't kill themselves because they know that sort of heatache wouldn't haunt the mothers for terribly long.

    I cannot blame the mother for not taking the kids away. I don't think that she thought he would do this. Plenty of men (and women) threaten and say terrible things whe they are angry. It takes a special kind of crazy to carry out on something like this (and per the story, he didn't threaten to kill the kids, he threatened to kill himself in front of them) and I doubt the mother took him seriously.

    Prayers for this family.
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    This story has seriously made me ill!!! OMG!! How could he have done this, how could a person kill their child crying out for comfort???!!! How cold can the human heart be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    I think fathers kill their children, for the most part, because they know it's the one thing they can do to cause the most brutal, neverending pain to the mother. They don't kill themselves because they know that sort of heatache wouldn't haunt the mothers for terribly long.

    I cannot blame the mother for not taking the kids away. I don't think that she thought he would do this. Plenty of men (and women) threaten and say terrible things whe they are angry. It takes a special kind of crazy to carry out on something like this (and per the story, he didn't threaten to kill the kids, he threatened to kill himself in front of them) and I doubt the mother took him seriously.

    Prayers for this family.
    I have to disagree. This is what the killer said

    "He had given her an ultimatum: Either take (him) me back or he would carry out a multitude of threats," Cole said, adding that one of the threats was that Miranda would kill himself in front of the children.
    On the Sunday before the murders, Miranda told his wife that she had until Thursday to take him back, Cole said. On Thursday, he bought a gas canister.
    Normal, angry people do not say things like this. The mother of these children should not have allowed him to babysit, while making these threats. She shouldve called the police. Granted, the outcome may have been the same... but she would at least know that she was not allowing a threatening man to watch her children.

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    Gilberto Miranda Cuellar

    Guilty Plea
    Location: Maury Correctional Institution
    Sentence Date: 11/15/2007

    Offense: 2 counts 1st Degree Murder
    Sentence: 2 Life Sentences - Consecutive

    Projected Release Date: None



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