Sinister lookin’ fella, isn’t he?
Refugio, TX–Jose Castillo, 31, was jealous. He was jealous over his live-in-girlfriend’s devotion to her 18-month-old grandson. In a fit of jealousy, displeasure, and anger, Castillo took a heated fork and pressed it into the face of the baby…burning and scarring him.
Shortly after returning home from work in the wee hours of the morning on December 10, Castillo was in the kitchen preparing himself a late dinner. I don’t know what was going through his mind at the time but, he went to the child’s crib, picked up the sleeping baby and carried him into the kitchen. He then grabbed a fork that had been heated up and pressed into the baby’s cheek. W.T.F. The child’s grandmother was awakened by the baby’s screams at 3 in the morning.
Afterward, Castillo refused to let the grandmother leave the house to seek medical attention for the baby. Finally, the next morning, Castillo was distracted and the grandmother was able to make her escape. The child was treated for second-degree burns at the emergency room at Refugio Memorial Hospital and released. The burn from the fork was bad enough that the child will be scarred for life.
Castillo was arrested on December 11. Of course he initially denied the attack and told officers that the child fell down and got scratched. Then he tried to say the child burned his own damn cheek with a fork. It soon became clear who injured the child, and why. Castillo was jealous of the little guy. He thought his girlfriend spent too much time catering to the baby instead of him. Boo-fuckin’-hoo.
After being booked, Castillo tried to garner sympathy with a half-assed suicide attempt. Lt. Rodney Cox, the investigating officer, had this to say about the suicide attempt:
‘He hit the call button and told jail personnel he needed help. It is impossible to reach the call button from where he was hanging. When corrections officers got to his cell, he was hanging by what we believe is the elastic off his underwear. The fact he was able to call makes me believe that he called for help prior to hanging himself.’
Give me a break. The pussy wants everyone to think he has remorse for burning the baby when really, the only thing he regrets is getting arrested. He is under *cough* suicide watch. I say, give him a fork and let him have at it. Castillo is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury and injury to a child, both are felonies. His bond has been set at $150,000.
News reports vary on the exact age of the child…I’ve seen it reported that the child was 14-months-old and 18-months-old. He had been placed in the care of his grandmother after his mother was incarcerated.Tags: injury to a child, Texas