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Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Gema S. Jimenez. She gets the award for the following.

PORT ST. LUCIE — A mother of three young children was arrested on a charge of attempted murder Friday, accused of slashing her autistic son's throat with a 12-inch steak knife as she drove the family's GMC van toward Port St. Lucie.

Gema S. Jimenez, 24, of Hialeah tried to kill her 4-year-old son after arguing with her boyfriend on a cellphone early Friday, police said. Although the woman told police she cut the boy accidentally while trying to retrieve the knife from him, her boyfriend, Alexander Ojito, said Jimenez threatened to kill all of her children and herself during an earlier phone call.

Jimenez called Ojito back later to report she had completed the job, arrest reports state.

Paramedics said the 4-inch wound, which extended from the boy's left ear to his neck, could have killed the child without swift medical treatment, Detective Brint Black said. The child was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach and is expected to recover. His condition was stable Friday.

According to police, the grisly tale began around 1 a.m. Friday, when Jimenez gathered her children - ages 2, 4, and 6 - from their beds in Hialeah, strapped them into car seats and began driving toward Ojito's grandparents' house on Albenga Avenue in Port St. Lucie.

Distraught because of relationship problems with Ojito, Jimenez called her boyfriend along the way and threatened to kill her children and herself, reports state. Later, she called to report the deed was done, and at 5:30 a.m. she arrived at 1265 S.W. Albenga Ave., carrying her bleeding child in her arms.

The other two children were uninjured.
Brilliant. You're upset with your boyfriend, so you try killing your children. Another sterling example of South Florida parenting, just like this story. Gema S. Jimenez is today's Knucklehead of the Day.

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