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 Michelle Aviles was only 5 months old when she was brutally beaten. She died later the same day from her injuries. An autopsy revealed that the baby suffered skull and rib fractures. It was Michelle’s own parents that brought this upon her.  Michelle lived in Haverstraw, NY.



 MICHELE AVILES - 5 Months - Haverstraw (s of West Point) NY
by kiwimom on Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:56 pm

.HAVERSTRAW, NY — A 41-year-old father was charged
Monday with beating his 5-month-old daughter to death, fracturing the
tiny baby's skull and ribs.Michael
A. Aviles stood hunched over, his hands cuffed behind his back, as
Haverstraw Town Justice John K. Grant read the felony complaint accusing
him of second-degree murder in the killing of Michelle Aviles, born
Aug. 3."The defendant did with blunt force trauma to the
head, body and torso, including but not limited to, cause the following
injuries: fracture, bruising, swelling to the brain and skull, bruising
and fractures to the rib cage, thereby causing the death of said child,"
Grant said.Haverstraw police and Rockland prosecutors
declined to comment on the details of the baby's death, such as whether
the newborn was beaten by hand or with an object.Lt. Martin Lund said after court that the investigation into the circumstances of the baby's death was continuing.Lund
gave a short statement describing the cause of the baby's death and how
the police got involved. Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, who
attended the arraignment with three of his prosecutors, declined to
comment, as did Police Chief Charles Miller.The heavy-set Haverstraw village resident's only comment in court was a quiet "Yes," when he was asked to confirm his name.A
Haverstraw police detective accused Aviles of beating his daughter to
death at the family's apartment on Hudson Avenue between noon Saturday
and 4 a.m. Sunday. The lead detective, Terry Collazo, signed the felony
complaint.From medical personnel at Westchester Medical
Center in Valhalla, Haverstraw police learned the baby had suffered
serious injuries.. The baby had first been taken to Nyack Hospital but
was later transferred to Westchester.Lund said after the court arraignment that Haverstraw police were called about the baby's injuries at 10:15 a.m. Sunday."They told us Michele Aviles suffered life-threatening injuries," Lund said.The detective and prosecutors went to the hospital, only to be told the baby died from her injuries at 11:35 a.m.Lund said the baby's death led detectives and prosecutors to an apartment at 153 Hudson Ave. in Haverstraw village.The infant's death marked the first homicide in Rockland this year and the town's first since 2007.Michael
Aviles lived in the rear apartment of the red-brick house with the baby
and her mother, who was his girlfriend, authorities said.No one answered the door at the family's home Monday afternoon.A
neighbor said she believed three families lived in the house along the
dead-end portion of Hudson Avenue. She said she didn't know Aviles or
any of the families living in the house.The Sheriff's
Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation also went to the house and
searched for evidence along with the Rockland Computer Crimes Task
Force.The Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office
conducted an autopsy on the baby Monday and police arrested Michael
Aviles after the office ruled the child's death a homicide, authorities
said.Zugibe said he attended the autopsy in Westchester.
Zugibe's father, Dr. Frederick Zugibe, was Rockland's medical examiner
for three decades."Based on the medical examiner's
determination this was a homicide and the death of Michele Aviles came
from massive blunt force trauma, we brought a second-degree charge"
against Michael Aviles, Lund said.Aviles didn't enter a
plea to the felony charge when arraigned before Grant. Prosecutors
Patricia Gunning and Jennifer Parietti, two senior district attorneys
with the office's special victims unit, presented the charges.Grant
told Aviles that he would automatically be held without bail since a
town and village justice cannot set bail on murder and other top felony
counts.Two Haverstraw officers, Sgt. Ken Beyer and Officer
David Kryger, brought Aviles to court and took him back to the town
lockup for transfer to the county jail in New City.Grant
told Aviles that the Rockland Public Defender's Office would interview
him in jail and represent him if he met financial guidelines and could
not afford an attorney.Aviles faces a preliminary felony
hearing Friday afternoon during which the prosecution must present
minimal evidence to continue holding him in custody. A grand jury could
return an indictment, canceling the Friday hearing and moving the case
from the town court's jurisdiction to a higher court, such as Rockland
County Court.The murder charge carries a prison sentence upon conviction of 15 to 25 years to life in prison.

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 Re: MICHELE AVILES - 5 Months - Haverstraw (s of West Point) NY
by kiwimom on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:12 am

.HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. — The mother of a 5-month-old Haverstraw girl whom
police say was beaten to death by the baby's father has been arrested on murder charges.
The Journal News says police charged 22-year-old Lisette Capellan
with second-degree murder on Wednesday, nearly two weeks after her
husband was indicted on the same charge.
Investigators say 41-year-old Michael Aviles and his wife brought the
severely injured baby to a hospital early on Jan. 16. She died later that day.
An autopsy revealed that the baby suffered skull and rib fractures.
Capellan's lawyer told the Journal News that he had just learned of the arrest and didn't know the details.

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