November 30, 2022


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Piqui’s Law | Mother of Sacramento church victims supports bill

Ileana Gutiérrez’ ex-husband or wife shot and killed their 3 daughters again in February. Now, she’s talking publicly for the initial time – in favor of “Piqui’s Law.”

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The mom of the a few young children fatally shot by their father at a church in Arden-Arcade on Feb. 28 spoke publicly for the very first time Monday.

Ileana Gutiérrez shared her feelings at a news meeting Monday in favor of state Senator Susan Rubio’s (D-Baldwin Park) Senate Bill 616, or Piqui’s Law, which aims to protect children from domestic violence as mother and father individual and divorce.

“This is a little something that no 1 should go by way of. It’s a thing truly awful to go as a result of a little something like this because of negligent men and women,” Gutiérrez mentioned in Spanish. “I would just like for there to genuinely be a regulation that protects small children as well as mothers simply because this ought to not preserve occurring.”

She claimed she blames a damaged technique and a choose who did not choose someone’s psychological wellbeing challenges critically. 

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This invoice could have saved Gutiérrez’ daughters, Rubio claimed, had it been regulation at the time.

“In this particular circumstance, the mother of people 3 little girls experienced gone to the decide and had revealed evidence of escalating behavior,” she reported. “The actuality that the evidence is becoming dismissed is what we’re dealing with right here…(The girls’ father) himself said ‘I have mental overall health difficulties. I really do not feel that I am secure all over my young children.’ And they still authorized him to see his small children.”

Piqui’s Regulation would mandate coaching about domestic violence and child abuse for judges and other people involved in little one custody courtroom proceedings “to be educated on how critical it is to set the safety of small children very first,” Rubio claimed, adding that “victims and their kids could be at greater hazard throughout separation and when they have restraining orders.”

In April 2021, Gutiérrez experienced filed for and been granted a restraining get towards her estranged partner, 39-12 months-outdated David Mora Rojas. In that doc, she said he’d been verbally and physically abusive for the previous ten years. Rojas experienced also been hospitalized previously that thirty day period after threatening to hurt himself and Gutiérrez.

He took his own everyday living on Feb. 28, 2022, suitable just after killing his 3 daughters – Samantha Mora Gutierrez, 10 Samarah Mora Gutierrez, 9 and Samia Mora Gutierrez, 13 – and 59-yr-old Nathaniel Kong, the chaperone supervising the visit concerning Rojas and his little ones at The Church in Sacramento in Arden-Arcade.

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Rubio hopes Piqui’s Law passes the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which hears the bill on Tuesday. The proposed law’s destiny rests in the committee members’ arms.

“This is about mothers and fathers that have the evidence,” Rubio explained, incorporating that anxious mom and dad would even now have to verify their circumstance from their ex-lover in court. “This is about tightening the legislation – not about disadvantaging a very good mother or father.”

At Monday’s news convention there have been signs with hundreds of silhouettes of youngsters, representing the much more than 800 youngsters nationwide since 2008 who have been killed by a guardian in the center of a divorce or separation. Just about one in 10 of them, Rubio reported, ended up killed in California.

They include things like 5-year-outdated Aramazd Andressian Jr., acknowledged to his loved ones as “Piqui.” His father murdered him in 2017, immediately after the boy’s mom – Ana Estevez – created repeated tries to offer proof to the decide of her ex-husband’s abusive behaviors.

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“Once once more, the evidence was dismissed. My ask for for sole custody with supervised visits was denied. And 8 times afterwards, my ex-partner murdered my son,” Estevez stated at the information conference Monday.

“The method failed them,” Rubio explained. “We will need to get serious about saving lives!”

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