Queens father accused of killing his family to be arraigned

Miguel Mejia-Ramos faces multiple counts of murder. Credit: NYPD
A Queens man accused of killing his wife and two daughters is expected to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Friday morning.

Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 29, has been moved to New York following his arrest in Texas late on Monday.

Mejia-Ramos allegedly stabbed and killed his 21-year-old wife, Deisy Garcia, along with their two daughters, 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and 1-year-old Yoselin Mejia, sometime between Saturday and Sunday.

Mejia-Ramos confessed to the crime on Wednesday and told police he killed his family after seeing a photo of his wife with another man.

“The defendant is accused of a particularly horrific and brutal crime – the murder of his own wife and infant daughters,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said this week. “I was at the crime scene Sunday night and as I said at that time, ‘I’ve seen a lot in my 23 years as district attorney, but there is nothing that disturbs me more than seeing young children – in this case mere babies – as homicide victims.’”

According to the district attorney, Mejia-Ramos said he was drinking at a friend’s house on Saturday night before he returned to the family’s Sutphin Boulevard home about 11 p.m. and saw the picture. He then allegedly grabbed a knife and stood over his sleeping wife. She allegedly woke up and screamed, but he stabbed her. She got up and ran away, but he allegedly grabbed another knife, stabbed her and twisted it until it broke.

Mejia-Ramos told police that he then picked up Daniela, who was awake, gave her a hug and a kiss, asked her for forgiveness, and then put her back into bed and stabbed her. He then allegedly did the same with Yoselin.

He faces six counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder and five counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, he faces life in prison without possibility of parole.


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