A three-year-old girl died after suffering ‘indescribable atrocities’ allegedly at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend which included a skull fracture, bite marks, burns, trauma to her genitals and swollen eyes.
Carroll Bumgarner-Ramos, 29, from Willimantic, Connecticut, has been charged with first-degree assault and risk of injury. More serious charges are expected to be filed pending autopsy results.
The paramedic who treated the toddler at the scene said her injuries were the worst he’d seen on a child in his 21-year career.
The girl was in cardiac arrest and didn’t breathe during the ambulance ride to Windham Hospital, the paramedic told police.
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In his care: It was the second time Carroll Bumgarner-Ramos, 29, babysat mother Kim Lam’s baby while she was at work. She told police there were no injuries on her child before she left for work
Prosecutor Patricia M. Froehlich said: ‘Those photos demonstrate indescribable atrocities to that child. The words in the affidavit couldn’t even describe.
‘There are multiple traumatic injuries to that little baby,’ she said.
Froehlich said her office will also be seeking warrants for the arrest of ‘an additional person or persons’ in the victim’s death.
According to court records, it was the second time the 29-year-old babysat the girl while her mother Kim Lam was at work. She told police there were no injuries on her child before she left for work.
Her mother carried her daughter out of their Willimantic apartment on Thursday night and cried hysterically that the girl was not breathing.
A neighbor performed CPR until an ambulance arrived, according to The Hartford Courant.
Lam told police she returned home after 9pm and noticed the baby lying in bed with vomit all around her.
She was babbling, her face was swollen and her body was bruised.
Ramos told her she probably had Lyme Disease, which he suffered from as a child. When the child stopped breathing, 911 was called.
The toddler was pronounced dead at the hospital and had a swollen head, burn marks on her feet, bite marks all over her body, bowel hemorrhaging and abrasions to her pelvic area. There was also evidence of sexual assault.
Neighbor Robert Trevorrow told WFSB: ‘I heard one of my roommates yelling, “Help me! Nevie’s not breathing. She’s not breathing. Come downstairs”.
‘So I flew downstairs and started CPR until the ambulance showed up.’
Lam and her daughter had been living in the Potter Street apartment with Bumgarner-Ramos for about a month.
He denies hurting the child and has been committed at Windham Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after threatening to kill himself.
He has three cases pending in Superior Court in Danielson. In one case, he is accused of punching and choking a pregnant woman he was dating in April. He is also charged in a drug case and with violating probation.