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UT - Father killed infant son on altar after finding “666” on him, Ogden, 20 Jul 2018

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by cybervampira, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Dad was reading Bible when mom came home. The baby’s body was in the trash, police say

    Alex Hidalgo, 37, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated homicide, obstructing justice and desecrating a dead human body, the Ogden Police Department said Sunday.

    Hidalgo was watching his infant son while the mother ran errands. When she returned, she found Hidalgo reading a bible and watching a religious video. When she asked Hidalgo where their baby was he told her he had killed him after building an altar and seeing "666" on him.

    The baby's mom found her son in a garbage bag inside one of the closets and ran out of the apartment screaming when one of the neighbors came out to help her.

    The mom and neighbor tried to perform CPR on her son until medical personnel arrived but they were unable to revive the child.

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    Ogden Police UT

    Ogden Police UT

    Father charged with aggravated murder in Ogden infant homicide case

    Father said he killed his son because he found 666 written on the boy, according to police

    Father arrested after deceased 10-month-old Ogden boy found in trash can

    Ogden father says he killed infant son on altar after finding “666” on him, court documents show

    Utah father claimed he killed his son because he “had 666” on him, jail documents reveal
     
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  3. flourish

    flourish Every time you close your eyes...lies, lies

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    Oh my word. That's horrific! I wonder if dad was on drugs? That's just crazy!
     
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    Midge Montana Well-Known Member

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    Was 666 really written on the baby? If so, by who?
    Yikes. This is a weird one.
     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    I think this was just his imagination. But even if someone wrote 666 on him (I doubt it), killing his 10-month-old is insane. Looking at his April arrest, my guess is drugs played a role:

    ALEX HIDALGO Inmate 254345: Weber County Jail near Ogden, UT
     
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    Wow. Was the father on drugs at the time?
     
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    Confusion Creative Spelling Expert

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    It sounds like delusions/hallucinations from schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or some other form of religious mania, but it could just be another junkie gone wild. I think I'm giving up on second guessing what's going on in the minds of people when I know their actions will never make sense to me.
     
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    Sometimes it would be nice to have a button that says "WOW that is a wild story and I am SO glad you posted the trainwreck here for us!!!" instead of LIKE.

    But, I guess we like to read about trainwrecks or we'd be off somewhere else....

    RIP, little guy, all my best to your Mom & family!
     
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    According to the probable cause (quoting from your last link):
    The father also fled on foot in order to avoid arrest.

    Most likely something was going on in the man's head - drugs or mental illness - and he'll probably have a mental evaluation.

    But telling the mom not to call anyone because he didn't want to go to prison, washing the knife and then fleeing from police indicates he knew what he did was against the law. I don't think that would qualify for a diminished capacity defense but I sure the heck don't know what other defense he could raise. JMO
     
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    Has to be the result of drugs. Hallucinations? Or an excuse?
     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    So he appeared yesterday, 7/25. I'll make a note of that. If you find his next court date let me know. :)
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Wednesday, July 25th:
    *Prelim Hearing – UT – baby boy (10 mos) (July 20, 2018) – Alex Hidalgo (37) arrested (7/21/18) & charged (7/23/18) with aggravated murder, obstruction of justice & desecrating a dead human body. Held without bail. Said he saw “666” on the boy’s body & killed him by a self-made altar.
     
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    Man charged with fatally stabbing young son makes court appearance
    @Niner
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    Father accused of murdering son learns of death penalty
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thanks for the updated date cybervampira!

    and he was a Jr.... so sad... [​IMG]

    RIP Little Alex [​IMG]
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I'll be on a road trip tomorrow - so posting this now:

    Thursday, August 2nd:
    *Prelim Hearing – UT – baby boy (10 mos) (July 20, 2018) – Alex Hidalgo (37) arrested (7/21/18) & charged (7/23/18) with aggravated murder (1st degree felony), obstruction of justice (2nd degree felony) & desecrating a dead human body (3rd degree felony). Held without bail.
    Said he saw “666” on the boy’s body & killed him by a self-made altar. Could get DP.
    7/26/18 Update: Next hearing 8/2 for appointment of an attorney.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Nothing new about hearing/trial.

    Side note: He made German and French news as well as local news in Spanish.
     
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