Maria and Tulio Ayala
Long Island Couple Accused Of Leaving 4 Kids Home Alone For 6 Days:
Maria and Tulio Ayala of Central Islip, New York, on Long Island are accused of leaving their four kids, ages 15, 13, 8, and 4, at home for six days while they stayed at a hotel. No big deal right? The 15-year-old is old enough to watch the other kids. Oh, did I mention there was no heat or food in the house?
Mr. Ayala is trying to make it look like it was no big deal. He says that his mom was there to watch the kids and he left them with money for food and space heaters. He claims that this mother called the cops on him unwarranted.
So let me get this straight. You had money for a hotel for almost a week, you allegedly had $100 to leave the kids for food. Yet you can’t pay you’re own heating bill? I’m sensing a definite lack of priorities here. I’m going to guess they didn’t stay at The Ritz but I’m pretty sure whatever hotel they stayed at had heat.
The children are currently staying with relatives but the Ayala’s say they’re going to fight to get their kids back. Maybe if you took care of them in the first place you wouldn’t be in this situation. Hopefully the only HOtel you’ll be staying is the Gray Bar Hotel.
Thanks to Nicole for the tip.
Lynwood W. Gordon, 28, and Lachanta Davis,32, were charged with beating their five children, ages 6 to 12. The family lived in room at the Rodeway Inn in New Castle, Del.
After receiving a complaint from a school social worker about suspected abuse, police investigated. They found that the children were beaten with an electrical cord, hangers and a belt resulting in scars and bruises. The children confirmed the abuse, and Davis admitted to striking the kids as well.
She claimed that her parents hit her with sticks, so she thought nothing of hitting her own children that way. The latest abuse happened after Davis’s daughter blamed her mom for making her miss her school bus. In reaction, Davis hit the child nine times with an extension cord.
Davis is being held at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $50,000 secured bail. Gordon is at Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $56,000 bail. The children are in emergency custody of the Delaware Division of Family Services.
Finally, a school social worker who has their act together to save some kids from abuse. Go Delaware! And I have to hope that emergency custody is better than living in a cheap hotel, too.