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The Knuckleheads of the Day award

Today is my 47th birthday and I'm giving out gifts. Nothing special planned for today. I just am happy to avoid where I was a year ago. In the hospital for 12 days.

Our winners today are Marcos Gomez-Romero and Juana Rodriguez. They get the award for the following.

TAMPA - Marcos Gomez-Romero told investigators in a sworn statement that he beat his 4-month-old daughter to death because he wanted a son and not a daughter, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

A grand jury indicted the 28-year-old Winter Haven man Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Ariana Lizeth Rodriguez-Romero.


An autopsy performed Dec. 26 showed that the infant suffered fractured ribs, a bruised liver and a ruptured spleen, among other injuries, according to an arrest report. The girl's jaws also were bruised where Gomez-Romero attempted to perform CPR, the arrest report said.

The beatings had gone on for months, investigators said. Gomez-Romero told detectives that abusing his daughter became a habit for him, to the point that he would slap her on the ribs while she was sleeping, the sheriff's office said.

According to investigators, Gomez-Romero also told them that he would call his daughter names and that every time he looked at her he became annoyed and angry because she was a girl.

When Juana Rodriguez, Gomez-Romero's wife, threatened to call police about the alleged abuse, Gomez-Romero told her he would leave her and take their 2-year-old son, detectives said.

A father beats his daughter to death because she isn't a boy and the mother does nothing to prevent it. Based on the above article, the mother deserves to go to jail too but there may be facts I don't know. Marcos Gomez-Romero and Juana Rodriguez still get today's Knucklehead award. There's stronger language I'd use for these two.


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Ok Bill, maybe you can't sa... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Ok Bill, maybe you can't say it but others can. If it's too much just delete my comment.

Besides being a dumb shit and an ass hole, Gomez-Romero is evil. He not only killed his little girl, he tortured her to death. I would make sure the other inmates knew what this jerk did.

As for his wife, well we don't hold women to the same standard in criminal matters as is evident in numerous cases. If she's an otherwise good mom, then let her raise her son to be a better man than his father.

For once, I agree with you ... (Below threshold)

For once, I agree with you Bill.

Happy birthday, Bill.... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Happy birthday, Bill.

The parents are morons. Th... (Below threshold)

The parents are morons. They are missing parts, obviously. The little girl is in the arms of God now instead of the arms of those morons, and in my estimation, a better place.

I pity the poor little boy. He should be removed permanently from the home and placed with an adoptive family pronto.

Hopefully he'll go into his... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Hopefully he'll go into his prison's general population.

Received a 30 "Vacation" fo... (Below threshold)

Received a 30 "Vacation" for throwing.. yes, THROWING a guy like this down a flight of stairs of a two-story building. Oh, and had to take a "Anger Management" class. Worth it.

I don't think the word "knu... (Below threshold)

I don't think the word "knucklehead" applies to people who murder children...

I don't think the word "... (Below threshold)

I don't think the word "knucklehead" applies to people who murder children...
I strongly agree! In which case, wouldn't the "knucklehead of the day" be the one who used that terminology?

Happy birthday, Bill! ... (Below threshold)

Happy birthday, Bill!

It seems you share the day with Ann Althouse . . .

Happy Birthday Bill. You sh... (Below threshold)
kimsch Author Profile Page:

Happy Birthday Bill. You share your natal day with Rush Limbaugh and Ann Althouse!

Tie him into old sparky and... (Below threshold)

Tie him into old sparky and turn it on full blast

Since men determine the gen... (Below threshold)

Since men determine the gender of a new borns, Gomez-Romero should have beat himself to death, for he is to blame for not producing a boy. Gomez-Romero wanted a boy, well, there are plenty in jail. (where child killers are not very popular)







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