SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida woman accused of fatally stabbing her 2-year-old son and stabbing her boyfriend before trying to kill herself appeared in court, Monday morning.
Twenty-two-year-old Nathaly Ramos stood before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer. She faces second-degree murder and attempted murder charges.
“This is pretty sad. She stabbed a baby to death,” said Glazer.
According to Miami-Dade Police, Ramos critically wounded her boyfriend, identified as Christopher Ikpe, at his Southwest Miami-Dade home, located along the 27100 block of Southwest 133rd Court, early Sunday morning.
The police report states Ikpe told investigators he woke up and, “He observed his girlfriend, the defendant, with a knife and a Taser.”
Police said Ikpe then realized he had been stabbed. Ramos’ boyfriend hid, and she took off.
Investigators said Ramos then went to her mother’s home, located at 28200 SW 124th Place, also in Southwest Miami-Dade, where her son Alphonse was living. Police said the suspect fatally stabbed the toddler, then tried to take her own life.
Paramedics rushed Ikpe to an area hospital in critical condition. He has since undergone surgery.
Police said Ramos’ ex-boyfriend, Jesse Gonzales, is Alphonse’s father.
Gonzales said he got the tragic news late Monday morning. “I mean, God, I just never thought she would hurt our child,” he said. “Why would she do such a thing?”
Ramos’ ex-boyfriend described Alphonse as a happy, healthy and talkative toddler. “I used to walk around this neighborhood with him on my shoulders, just a happy little boy,” he said.
Gonzales also had harsh words for his former girlfriend. “I don’t know what Nathaly Ramos was going through at that time, but I have nothing to say to her at all,” he said. “I don’t ever want to see her again.”
Ramos was denied bond and remains behind bars.
That’s exactly where, Gonzales said, he wants her to stay. “I just, I can’t even — I just can’t believe it,” he said.
The Florida Department of Children and Families said Ramos has a history with the child welfare system.
In a statement issued Monday, DCF Secretary Mike Carroll wrote, “We are horrified by this young boy’s death and are grieving with the community and all those who love him. DCF has an open investigation into the circumstances surrounding this tragedy and will coordinate with law enforcement in any way we can. DCF will also conduct a thorough quality assurance review of all interactions this family had with the child welfare system.”
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