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Melinda MunizPLANO, TX – Plano police have accused 25-year-old Melinda Muniz of murdering her boyfriend’s 2-year-old daughter then blaming it on a man who broke into their apartment and raped her.

On Jan, 9, Mitchum Ford called police to request a welfare check at his apartment to check on his fiancee, Muniz, and his daughter, Grace. When police arrived at the apartment, they found Grace unconscious in a crib with duct tape covering her mouth and her pants pulled down. She was not breathing, she had no pulse, and her lips and face were blue. 

Police also found Muniz in the apartment. She was on the floor of another room and also had her mouth duct taped shut with her pants pulled down. She told police that an intruder forced his way into the apartment, restrained her, then sexually assaulted her. She told them she did not know what happened to Grace.

Police began CPR on Grace and called for an ambulance, but the little girl was declared dead at Children’s Medical Center three days later. According to her family, she died of suffocation. Early in their investigation, police were finding Muniz’s story inconsistent.

“What was reported to us that had taken place, there was not any way that could have happened,” said police spokesman David Tilley.

GracieThis may have been due to Muniz claiming she had amnesia and “could not remember the last couple of months and said her memory should come back in a couple of days,” according to the affidavit.

Against his attorney’s advice, Ford met with Muniz on Jan. 15 and had drinks at a restaurant, then had sex in his car. He said Muniz acted as if she did not recognize him and claimed she didn’t remember the last year-and-a-half.

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It also didn’t help Muniz that medical tests showed no signs of a rape having occurred, and surveillance footage from a nearby store captured Muniz purchasing duct tape, zip ties, kitchen shears and cotton swabs just a couple of hours before police arrived at the couple’s apartment.

“She took the child with her to purchase the items that she was going to use during the commission of the crime,” Tilley said. “Clearly premeditated.”

On Tuesday, police arrested Muniz and charged her with capital murder. She was ordered held in the Plano City Jail on $1million bond.

Grace’s mother, who was in the middle of a custody battle with her husband over Grace’s care, made a post on Facebook with a little more information regarding Muniz’s arrest:

“Melinda Muniz, Mitch Ford’s fiance, is now in jail with capital murder charges for suffocating my Gracie with duct tape!!! She confessed. What a gross monster!!! She also confessed to cheating on Mitch, faking amnesia for the last two weeks, beating herself up after she killed my baby, and lying about herself and my daughter being raped in an attempt to cover up her sick murder.”

To make matters even more tragic, Grace’s grandfather contacted Child Protective Services just two days before police conducted their welfare check. CPS confirmed they had received a call informing them of possible child abuse, but they could not confirm the allegation.

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  • Taxidermi

    Again, anyone that abuses children in ANYWAY should be; hung upside down on a meat hook, have their skin removed, be covered in gasoline and acetone (anything that burns and ignites), set on fire, and beaten to an INCH of their life- then healed up some and have this repeated multiple times daily for the rest of their miserable lives-Death or prison is too easy for these pieces of shits-make them suffer.
    Fucking piece of shit waste of space.

  • Jessie

    What a pyshcotic bitch. I’m surprised, after all the trouble she went through, that she didn’t ACTUALLY RAPE HERSELF with some object to really sell the story. I mean why not? You’ve already done everything else! Dumb cunt.

  • Taxidermi

    She isn’t that smart- which is funny since she planned everything else out.

  • Added some more information regarding her amnesia claims.

  • Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak

    Right? I was waiting for the part where they would test objects for cells indicating penetration. Luckily she’s an idiot and won’t get away with this. I’m feeling stabby now.

  • cielodrive

    So many children would be alive and thriving if Mommy or Daddy didn’t feel the need to bring lowlife, evil monsters into their lives.

  • Dre Mosley

    Selfish. Couldn’t stand her man being tied to another woman via a kid. Kid had to go.

  • Mary7780

    Does anyone else think that the fiance calling for a welfare check is weird? I feel like he’s in on it, or I need more info. I may watch too much ID channel.

  • Taxidermi

    amnesia and black outs seem to happen most of the time with murders…I think everyone should get their heads checked, sounds like an epidemic… >.>

  • Taxidermi

    I was also wondering about the random check, the timing seems a bit too perfect for an accident.

  • thebossessecretary

    Fucking whore. I don’t believe your “amnesia” claims for one second, bitch who buys duct tape and zip ties. With any luck, the girls in the slammer will show you what a fucking idiot you are – the hard way. Nobody’s going to “duct tape” your worthless ass in jail. They’re just going to hold you down and laugh. I wish I could join them! Although, I’d be much more into kicking you in the face repeatedly. With boots, you pig.

  • Jessie

    No, I’m with you. What I am wondering is, she MURDERED his baby… and then one week later he meets up with her to have sex in the car? Whaaaaa?

  • Nicole Wright

    He was sneaking around having sex with her days after she murdered his daughter?! That’s fucked up.

  • Taster’sChoice

    I can’t fathom how someone harms an innocent child. It pisses me off. I have a 6 year old step daughter who I’ve been the only daddy she has ever known since she was 3 and if anyone hurt one hair on her head I’d come unglued. What a fucking parasite this woman is.

  • link07

    Seriously, if I at all suspected that my mate killed my kid, no matter how hard up for sex or booze, there is no way in hell. Heck most people would have at least assulted her; he seems a little casual given the circumstances. But maybe he’s just a poor sucker and really wanted to believe that that the woman he loved wouldn’t harm his kid.

  • Bladenukem

    So she wasn’t raped, but she will be. Yeah that’s what sucks about female prison, nobody has a penis, so they have to get “inventive” and make their own and she has a pretty, broomstickable face.

  • Benighted

    I thought that was odd too, especially given the grandfather had also made a call to CPS a couple days before. While I don’t think it necessarily means the father was in on it, it’s obvious that close family felt there were suspicions there so why was Dad leaving Grace with his fiancee alone if he thought she was hurting her? If I even suspected someone was a danger to my daughter I wouldn’t leave them alone, I’d find somewhere else for her to go that I knew she’d be safe.

  • letinstar

    poor little Grace…

  • JimP

    This is simple to explain, the broad’s fucked in the head

  • Buffettgirl

    “broomstickable” is my new favorite word. Thanks for that! 😉

  • Mz. Aquafina

    That got me too! Seems he wouldn’t ever want to see this dumb bitch again. Much less have sex with her. And who wants to have sex just six days after being raped. Something is missing from this story.

  • Buffettgirl

    “surveillance footage from a nearby store captured Muniz purchasing duct tape, zip ties, kitchen shears and cotton swabs just a couple of hours before police arrived at the couple’s apartment.” I wonder if the fucking genius used a debit card in the process?

    RIP Little Angel-butt, you’re safe now…

  • itsknotme

    The spirit of Columbo thankfully continues to rest knowing full well that Gen X’s master criminal never will exist.

  • BrittBrittRoss

    After reading other articles, it seems they had an argument & he asked her to move out that AM….

    Why would you leave your Babygirl with someone you are breaking up with? Is dad just a r-word? Or worse….

  • Vesper B

    And she had the kid with her??? Holy frakking Zeus! This woman’s got no heart

  • Buffettgirl

    I know! How do you take the hand of the child you plan on KILLING in a few minutes/hours and just go off la-di-da to the market for the items you’ll need to accomplish this murder?

  • Mz. Aquafina

    I just can’t figure it out! *whispers* What is a r-word?

  • DeweyCheatam


  • BrittBrittRoss

    Bingo, give this man a cookie!

  • Texas Ranger

    Are you sure? I thought it was rutabaga.

  • Texas Ranger

    What irks the shit out of me is she took the lil girl with her to buy the murder weapons. That is some cold-blooded-bitch shit….I’ve met a few bitches in my lifetime, but this bitch is even colder than usual in my opinion. She has no soul.

  • Taster’sChoice

    None whatsoever. Unfuckingbelievable

  • Lemont_Cranston

    I would love to mail her a picture of Grace every week that she is in jail so she can remember why she is there.
    RIP Grace

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    Yeah, he does seem to be some kind of vegetable.

  • Jus Dewit

    Hate it when the psychos are from my area! The only thing positive about this is we actually carry out the death penalty in Texas. Hang her high!

  • Buffettgirl

    Fantastic idea – every baby killing fucker should get the same treatment!

  • Kelly Eklectusbird

    yeah, most people will just lock them in the house.

  • Texas Ranger

    You know damn well she buckled that girl in her car seat…to make sure she was safe…evil is all this is.

  • Taster’sChoice

    Glad she had one. Else she might have gotten all stabby like that other dude who killed his kids over that predicament. Wtf is wrong with people?

  • Texas Ranger

    I blame it on tea party republicans…or the interest rate…I dont know…One of them is to blame

  • glitterpuss

    But that assumes she has a conscience.

  • mean birch

    Too much ID channel? Impossible, can’t get enough of it!

  • glitterpuss

    She looks more like she could be a cop than a babykiller. Guess yas never know huh

  • mean birch

    Maybe daddy’s the mastermind, doesn’t want his kid but doesn’t want his ex to have her either…

  • Ric Gillespie

    The girlfriend is no prize, but the real monster was this innocent child’s father, who, six-days after his daughter is murdered, not only has sex, but sex with the possible perpetrator. Sickening!

  • Teresa Fine

    “She took the child with her to purchase the items that she was going to use during the commission of the crime,” Tilley said. “Clearly premeditated.”

    I save this word for the truly horrible – CUNT!

  • AtheistPilgrim

    It wasn’t the fiance, it was the little girl’s grandfather who called for a welfare check.

  • Mary7780

    Is the article wrong?
    On Jan, 9, Mitchum Ford called police to request a welfare check at his apartment to check on his fiancee, Muniz, and his daughter, Grace.

  • Jessie

    I use it on everyone :-p now it’s lost its punch

  • BearsBluff

    Nah, hang ‘er low, so her toes can just barely touch the ground.

  • Kat

    I want to send the weekly pic to her co prisoners to remind THEM why she is there!

  • Lena60

    Yes, that does sound very odd. Also the fact he had drinks and sex with her in the car, after his daughters murder.He did not question why she did not alledgedlly remember him.What was it like? Sure honey , you know me, you do. See if you remember my dick?WTF! That poor baby.

  • Lena60

    Shades of Casey Anthony in this case.Lets hope they don’t drag it out as long.

  • 1DireWolf

    What in the hell would make someone do such a thing. It’s not like she lost control and killed her out of anger. This was premeditated, calculated evil. There are no words and there is no punishment that could even begin to equal the crime.

  • James Warren Jones

    its always the boyfriend or the girlfriend…always

  • Andrea Pizzuto

    Both of the bitches should have their extremities hacked off and be given a salt scrubbing.

  • AtheistPilgrim

    Apparently there were multiple calls.

    “To make matters even more tragic, Grace’s grandfather contacted Child Protective Services just two days before police conducted their welfare check.”

  • sweekymom

    I want more Lt. Joe shows. And Evil Kin.

  • Carren Jones

    I’m late to the party and I just find this whole thing screwed up. 1. She didn’t think they were going to check to see if she was actually raped? Has she never watched ANY television? 2. The babies daddy takes her out for drinks and screws her 5 days after his kid is murdered and she’s supposedly raped? 3. The babies mother goes on Facebook and posts a status update that is basically sounding like her dog got hit by a car, not that SOMEONE KILLED HER CHILD. I mean, if my kid was murdered, yes, I might go on facebook for comfort and support but not to post a “gross monster – cheated on him” comment. I don’t know, sounds to me like they ALL had some crazy ass issues. That poor child, she never had a chance.

  • JohnQknowitall

    It also didn’t help Muniz that medical tests showed no signs of a rape having occurred, and surveillance footage from a nearby store captured Muniz purchasing duct tape, zip ties, kitchen shears and cotton swabs just a couple of hours before police arrived at the couple’s apartment.
    Was there also an imaginary black or Latin man involved? Why can’t someone be more creative and blame an imaginary Eskimo or maybe even an imaginary Asian?

  • Negative_Return

    The kid wasn’t good looking at all. Muniz did us all a favor.

  • Kim

    Don’t forget Josie (sp?) Arias. She came up with ninjas.

  • Kim

    That’s how I read into the welfare check. He gets to work starts calling to check on them. No answer. Keeps calling. Starts thinking gee maybe asking crazy to watch my daughter after kicking her out wasn’t my brightest idea of the day. I don’t know. I work 45 minutes away from where I live and just have one of those jobs where you can’t leave for an 1.5 hours to drive home and back or so somebody could wind up dead and/or you’re getting fired. And you can forget your co-workers covering for you. Not happening. Just too busy and not safe.The fact that he would actually buy some amnesia story and have sex with her in a car only reinforces the possibly of a low IQ.

  • Andrea Pizzuto

    Proof? By “proof” do you mean an entirely unbelievable story? No prob.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Or that he knew she was so nuts that a no answer on the phone could only mean one thing: a royally self centered fucked up stirring of the proverbial pot. WHICH leads to one question: why the fuck did he leave the poor kid with his messed up life support for a skank twat girlfriend?

    I wanna see what he looks like.

  • Lena60

    Please tell me you will be wearing steel toed boots.

  • sweekymom

    Not funny.
    Not witty.
    Not transgressive in that cool, rebellious way that so many people try to feign that it’s become a cliche.
    No, not at all.
    One of the best things about this site is that the regulars here are more than willing to lay out their thoughts in plain old ugly English and Morbid does not censor us (that I’ve ever seen). As a result, we can be pretty harsh. Even with some of the victims.
    But I have never seen anyone write anything cruel about a murdered child.
    I would not censor you. But I would suggest, kindly, that you reconsider your remark. It is unbecoming.
    Thank you.

  • Sarah Ochocki

    Ahhh, the old “amnesia” defense. Straight from a soap opera.

    Seriously, this woman is the scum of the earth. Child murder AND false rape accusations? She really had a fucked-up to-do list that day.

  • Negative_Return

    Shut up you fat fucking cow

  • Don’t feed the trolls, sweeks. They’ll come back for more.

  • sweekymom

    Thanks, Count Rackula. My damn troll detector must have malfunctioned again. That’s what happens when you buy all your equipment from Acme. And the thing was so well hidden up under its bridge and all, that I couldn’t recognize it for what it was.

  • JGo555

    Or DON’T date a man with a child…

  • shelly

    who the fuck are you you need to die, you heartless piece of shit, she was beautiful and even if she wasn’t if she was an ugly kid she didn’t deserve to die. no little child deserves that kind of torture you freaking loser!!!! wish I new who you were id hunt your ugly ass down.

  • shelly

    shes a loser I use to work with her I always thought she was a bitch, now shes a phyco bitch, I cant believe I ever worked next to her.

  • JohnQknowitall

    I would add “selfish” in front of “bitch” and I have never met her.

  • Negative_Return

    Shut your pie hole and make me a sammich
    You fat fucking cow

  • supa star79

    She looks like that bitch Casey Anthony too !

  • Nathan Lovell

    You shut up, troll!

  • Keith

    Time for a citizens “justice league”

  • Nathan Lovell