Most of the victims featured on BB.net are children. I think that’s why we forget that even adults can be victims of child abuse. 38-year-old Rene Vera is a perfect example of an adult child who
is was the victim of a selfish parent.
Rene suffered from cerebral palsy. His affliction made him dependent on his mother, 57-year-old Migdalia Vera. The mother and son lived together in a 3rd floor apartment in Queens with an occasional visit from a home health aide. It was in that apartment that Rene Vera died at the hands of his mother; the woman that should have loved and protected him at all cost.
Migdalia called officers to her home last week. She initially claimed that she and her son were involved in a struggle. When officers arrived at the home, Rene was lying face up in bed, dead, with a stab wound to his chest. There was a large kitchen knife on his chest and a smaller knife of the floor next to the bed. When Migdalia was questioned, she claimed that Rene had the kitchen knife and that he asked her to help him end his life. So she fucking obliged? I have a hard time wrapping my head around someone giving a life and then taking it away…
Once her son was dead, Magdalia attempted to take her own life by cutting her wrists and stabbing herself. Coward.
Officers weren’t buying Migdalia’s “assisted” suicide bit. Investigators believe that the pair was having an argument when Migdalia stabbed her son twice before holding a pillow over his face for at least 2 minutes. They are charging Mommy Dearest with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Let’s hope the charges stick.
Rest in peace, Rene. I hope that you died fast and felt no pain.
Thanks go to SarahO for the tip.