Alvaro Francisco Holguin Duarte
An Avondale man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl. Alvaro Francisco Holguin Duarte , age 23 was taken in for questioning by police. He was later arrested and charged with child abuse.
The charges include: one count child abuse and one count 2nd degree murder. Duarte may face other charges, pending the outcome of the Medical Examiner's report, police said.
According to police, Duarte is in the US illegally.
Avondale police are waiting for a coroner's report into the cause of death of the 3-year-old girl.
Around 9:30 a.m. on November 17, Avondale paramedics responded to an apartment complex near Van Buren Street and Litchfield Road to a call of a child not breathing.
Alisandra Oliviana Romero, 3, who was the daughter of Duarte's girlfriend, was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead around 10:15 a.m., according to police.
Reportedly, the child had multiple bruises on her body.He sure looks like a Meth head to me, Here is the part that upsets me the most, there were 5 other children in the apartment, so it was 6 children he was left with. ( some one mention she had 7 children?? it sounds like 2 sets of twins and 2 or 3 other ones. The 3 year old girl who died was the older set of twins. )Around 9:30 a.m., police responded to an emergency call from a maintenance worker at an apartment complex on the 300 block of East Van Buren Street. The girl's mother had left for work, leaving Alisandra in the care of the mother's boyfriend, Alvaro Francisco Holguin Duarte
When Alisandra stopped breathing, Duarte ran out into the apartment complex's courtyard because he did not have a phone and asked the worker to call 911, police said.
Some news commenter wrote about knowing the mother and her children, kind of answers the 6 children question.:At least five other children living in the apartment were placed into Child Protective Services custody.
Different commenter:AND FOT THOSE OF U WHO ARE WONDERING WHY MATHAMATICALLY IT'S IMPOSIBLE FOR HIM TO HAVE 5 KIDS WELL FOR ALL OF YOU WHO MUST KNOW HE IS THE FATHER OF THE 2 KIDS BORN BEFORE THE TWINS ( twins are the youngest ones but not his) SO YOU CAN STOP RACKING YOUR BRAINS.
He was not the biological father of the three year old twin girls. He is the father of the other children. He had moved out of state and upon his return, the mother and him decided to give their relationship a second chance. After several months of things going well, getting to know not only his kids again but the 3 year old twins, Mom thought that things were fine decided to let him move back in. He had been living with mom and the kids for only 2 months.I personally know this mother and her 7 children. This Mother had to WORK to support her children, and that is where she was when this horrible crime occured. she had a 4 bedroom apartment which is plenty of room for her and her 7 Children!!!!!!