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"Spice"-smoking New Mexico man rapes 4-month old to death

  1. Rob Cypher
    An infant girl died in Albuquerque after suffering sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, New Mexico cops said.

    Angelique Montano's 4-month-old baby, Izabellah, died Sunday, after two weeks on life support, according to KOB-TV.

    Montano's boyfriend, Elijah Fernandez, 19, is accused of causing serious brain and sexual trauma to the child while high on synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice.

    Doctors had allegedly referred the child to the state's Children Youth and Families Department three times before the deadly incident because of past injuries, according to KOB-TV.

    A reporter from the station previously spoke with Montano, who said the deadly abuse happened when she left Izabellah with her boyfriend while she went to do laundry.

    "If I just waited to do laundry, stupid laundry, until the next morning none of this would of never [sic] happened, my daughter would've been OK," Montano said. "I don't know what triggered him to do something like this to an innocent baby. She doesn't know what's going on and she's helpless.”

    Police responded to Montano's house on Feb. 7, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News.

    The paper cites police, none quoted directly, who claim that Fernandez admitted to hitting the child because he was "stressed," as the paper described it, about his lack of employment and the child's crying.

    Fernandez faces charges of child abuse resulting in death and aggravated criminal sexual penetration.

    In an investigation last year, the Albuquerque Journal found that New Mexico ranks second in the nation for per capita deaths caused by child abuse.

    Huffington Post
    February 24, 2014



  1. Poppi
    Oh my God, that's one of the most terrible things I've heard in a long time. There's so many issues in that story I don't even know how to respond. What a monster. I used to question how a person could ever be able to hurt an innocent person, much less a child, until I met truly evil people who were willing to do such things. It sickens me that these people continue to commit crimes against the defenseless.

    The mother is not to blame for her child's horrific death, but shouldn't some suspicion of her actions be warranted? She rightfully knew that this man was willing and able to hurt her small child, and called the police on him just earlier this month for abusing her new baby. Why would she choose to leave that same child in the custody of a man she knew to be dangerous? There's no indication in the article that he had previous arrests for abusing her, so I don't buy the idea that she was terrified for her own life and felt she must leave the infant with him or risk some kind of violent backlash. No, she did her laundry. Should she also be held somewhat accountable for knowingly endangering her child, even though his actions were all his own? Is that going too far in the blame game?

    Ultimately, I feel sorry for the mother who will always live knowing she made such a great mistake in trusting him again, and knowing how her child died at his hands. I don't know if I could live with myself.

    Also, is anyone else enraged that they're seeking "child abuse resulting in death and aggravated criminal sexual penetration"? That's a plea bargain. He should be facing murder one, as he committed murder with the extenuating circumstance of rape. I think his charges are ridiculous. He won't get a lot of time for those, and won't even likely get special prisoner status as a child-rapist and -murderer. Sickening.
  2. JustKeepSwimmin
    Let me make something clear just incase anyone reading this actually thinks that this "Spice" is synthetic marijuana.

    Whatever your definition of "synthetic marijuana" may be, "Spice" is nowhere near comparable to marijuana. "Spice" is a smoking blend that consists of a medium of leaves(damiana, marshmellow, etc.) that are soaked or sprayed with a solution containing synthetic cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are often much stronger than natural cannabinoids like THC and usually produce different side effects. These smoking blends are often very inconsistent in potency and can have what are know as "hot spots" in them. Hot spots are pockets of concentrated cannabinoids within a smoking blend. Smoking parts of the blend that contain these pockets will often lead to undesireable, uncontrollable, and intensly terrifying effects. You really never know what dose that you are taking in.

    You often never know what specific cannabinoid/s are in a particular smoking blend. No two chemicals are alike in effect and some are much, MUCH more intense than others. Blindly smoking these blends is playing with fire!

    Like I said, this is just an attempt to inform those who are unaware about this information and may be considering trying this "Spice". Please know that these blends are NOTHING like marijuana!


  3. Poppi
    JustKeepSwimming, you have offered up some great information about what exactly "spice" is and is not. Thank you for contributing to this thread and offering your knowledge and expertise about this potentially dangerous and possibly deadly mix.

    I must say, however, that I would truly question a reader's morals and perhaps even their sanity if, after reading such a disturbing article, he suddenly decides that he wants to try "spice" after all.
  4. 3TH30G3N
    Yes, Spice is indeed a very different substance than marijuana. I have seen many people that smoke marijuana regularly do bizarre and very unintelligent things under the influence of spice. It is a very scary substance and I've seen grown strong minded people cry hysterically after smoking too much or having a very low tolerance; much care should be taken when dosing someone with these substances as the dose-response curve is immensely steep.

    This story is very tragic and really makes you question how much you really know someone. It could have easily happened with anyone. If you're in Colorado you might have heard of the stabbings in Longmont. I once good friend of mine had stabbed 3 people and 2 of them died from horrific wounds to the face, and internal organs. This once-friend was one of the nicest people I have ever met and whose goal was to make others happy, (or so it seemed to be). I still to this day do not know what would drive him to do such a thing, but from what I have heard I'm sure that substances played a big part in this incident.

    Always know your limits, and never go all out on a substance you have never tried before, especially if you're prone to being a lightweight with substances. As long as you keep that in mind; indulge but do not over-indulge or the consequences will soon outweigh the choice you made. Be it spending the rest of your life in prison, like my friend I mentioned, or not having a life at all.

    Cheers, be safe.
  5. amypond
    This is the sickest shit ive ever read. Too much fuckin detail
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