722 users online (79 members and 643 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    heaven bound
    Posts
    4,829

    NY - Ana Matias, 14, pregnant, murdered, Bronx, 16 Feb 2008

    NEW YORK A father who said he was upset with his teenage daughter for text-messaging a boy was arrested Saturday on charges of killing the girl, whose burned body was found stuffed in the boiler of his apartment building, police said.
    The 34-year-old man called 911 Saturday morning, claiming he had strangled his 14-year-old daughter the night before because of the text messaging and had dumped her body in a wooded area, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
    The girl had been visiting Miguel Matias but lived in Pennsylvania with her mother and two sisters. The parents were separated, and Matias had visitation rights. He had a history of emotional problems and was institutionalized after trying to set a car on fire with children inside in Pennsylvania, Kelly said.
    The daughter, believed to be in the car when Matias tried to burn it, was the only child visiting him at the apartment, Kelly said.
    more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330929,00.html

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,748
    Why was he allowed access to his daughter?

  3. #3
    SewingDeb's Avatar
    SewingDeb is offline "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,957
    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Why was he allowed access to his daughter?
    That's what I want to know! This guy should never have had visitation rights after trying to burn children (including this child) in a car.

  4. #4
    SewingDeb's Avatar
    SewingDeb is offline "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,957
    There's a picture of him with this article:

    Bronx superintendent put daughter in boiler, killed teen for using computer

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...er_in_boi.html

  5. #5
    SewingDeb's Avatar
    SewingDeb is offline "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,957
    From the link I just posted:
    Sources said Matias, 36, was once confined for a month to a Pennsylvania mental institution after he doused the family car with gasoline and tried to ignite it with Anna and one of her two younger brothers inside.

    The children were saved, and Matias' wife, Jocelyn, soon left him, sources said.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,720
    What a creep.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    4,175
    Poor girl... why was the father allowed access to her?
    What is wrong with some people?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    5,605
    I don't care if all psychiatrists on earth deemed this murderer to be safe near anyone. Once someone tries to murder their family by burning them alive they should never under any circumstances be allowed to have unsupervised visitation. We need to change some laws.

    Lion

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,189
    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Why was he allowed access to his daughter?
    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb View Post
    That's what I want to know! This guy should never have had visitation rights after trying to burn children (including this child) in a car.
    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb View Post
    From the link I just posted:
    Sources said Matias, 36, was once confined for a month to a Pennsylvania mental institution after he doused the family car with gasoline and tried to ignite it with Anna and one of her two younger brothers inside.

    The children were saved, and Matias' wife, Jocelyn, soon left him, sources said.
    and I guarantee you it will be a "insanity" defense


  10. #10
    SewingDeb's Avatar
    SewingDeb is offline "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,957
    Quote Originally Posted by j2mirish View Post
    and I guarantee you it will be a "insanity" defense

    Oh yeah...and how long will it take him to fool them into believing he is safe to be released?


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Mountains in California
    Posts
    716
    Quote Originally Posted by LionRun View Post
    I don't care if all psychiatrists on earth deemed this murderer to be safe near anyone. Once someone tries to murder their family by burning them alive they should never under any circumstances be allowed to have unsupervised visitation. We need to change some laws.

    Lion
    I absolutely agree with you. I'm curious as to why Anna's mother would allow her to have unsupervised visits with him. After all the reason she
    left him was because of first attempt at killing her & sibling. Is it possible that mother thought he was no longer a threat? I would never have let this man near my children again.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,189
    Quote Originally Posted by paddy01 View Post
    I absolutely agree with you. I'm curious as to why Anna's mother would allow her to have unsupervised visits with him. After all the reason she
    left him was because of first attempt at killing her & sibling. Is it possible that mother thought he was no longer a threat? I would never have let this man near my children again.
    me either paddy-

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    5,605
    Paddy, I'm curious too. I don't understand why he was allowed to have her for visitation. I don't know what the mother thought of this, but as a mother I would have fought--no pun intended--like a lion to never let that man have her alone anywhere with him.

    Lion

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Mountains in California
    Posts
    716
    Quote Originally Posted by LionRun View Post
    Paddy, I'm curious too. I don't understand why he was allowed to have her for visitation. I don't know what the mother thought of this, but as a mother I would have fought--no pun intended--like a lion to never let that man have her alone anywhere with him.

    Lion
    Hi Lion, I just don't get these mother's who continually put their children in danger. I've thought of everything, perhaps it's their age, upbringing or lack intelligence. Or possibly all of these, it's just heartbreaking. I'm like you, my children our my world and I would have fought or gone to jail over them.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,761
    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb View Post
    Oh yeah...and how long will it take him to fool them into believing he is safe to be released?
    He should have never ever been allowed to see those children!!
    If he does take an insanity defense, in NYS he will be locked up for a long time. Contrary to popular belief, many who take insanity defenses in NYS are locked up longer than if they had no insanity defense and went to regular prison. NYS is very strict with those who are imprisoned with insanity defenses. I'm not sure about how other states handle it.
    I just don't understand how on earth he was allowed near those children in the first place.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-27-2016, 08:41 PM
  2. Found Deceased NY - Andrea Caruth, 39, pregnant, Bronx, 3 Jan 2016 *Arrest*
    By los2188 in forum Located Persons Discussion
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 01-09-2016, 08:54 PM
  3. GUILTY NY - Christopher Umpierre, 24, & John Drago, 22, murdered, Bronx, Dec 2008
    By MeoW333 in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-16-2015, 02:25 PM
  4. GUILTY SC - Sherryle Terry, 35, pregnant, murdered, Lamar, 26 Oct 2008
    By vibec in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 10-14-2015, 02:52 AM

Tags for this Thread