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Fear of CPS Kills Baby
June 7, 2013 permalink
As a crack user mother Kimberlynn Bolanos knew the chances that Chicago child protectors would take her son Isaac. She preferred a dead son over an abducted son.
Prosecutors: Mom killed son because she feared cops would take him
A woman told paramedics she killed her 5-month-old boy because she feared police would take him away because she smoked crack, then told investigators she stabbed him because she had premonitions something bad would happen to him, prosecutors said today.
Kimberlynn Bolanos, 21, was ordered held without bail today on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing of Isaac Bolanos at the Diplomat Motel in the 5200 block of North Lincoln Avenue.
Bolanos and her son were found in the Diplomat Motel in the 5200 block of North Lincoln Avenue around 10:30 a.m. on May 30, police said.
Bolanos had checked into the Diplomat with Isaac on May 28 and called her boyfriend soon afterward, inviting him to join them at the motel, assistant state’s attorney Bridget O’Brien said in court today. The boyfriend went to the motel, spent the night, then left in the morning.
On the afternoon of May 29, Bolanos took Isaac with her to a nearby Dollar Tree store, where she bought a large knife, a pack of razor blades and two sets of knives. The transaction was captured on surveillance video, prosecutors said.
Bolanos went back to the motel room and her boyfrined returned that night. He and Bolanos drank rum, smoked marijuana and, after Isaac went to sleep, had sex, prosecutors said.
In the morning, the boyfriend woke and found knives and a razor blade on the bed by Bolanos’ head. He moved the knives onto a dresser, prosecutors said.
Bolanos asked her boyfriend to wait while she took a shower. Bolanos put the baby in his car seat and took him into the bathroom, prosecutors said.
About half an hour later, the boyfriend knocked on the bathroom door and Bolanos did not respond. The boyfriend tried to open the door, but Bolanos held it shut, prosecutors said.
The boyfriend was able to open the door enough to see Isaac in his car seat, covered in blood, with a large cut on his head. The boyfriend ran from the room, screaming for help as he called 911, prosecutors said.
Ernest Randall was in the motel parking lot gathering some belongings from his truck when he saw a man run from Room 122 to flag down a cop along Lincoln Avenue the morning of May 30.
"The man came running out of the room and said, 'She killed my baby,' " said Randall, 59, whose semi sat parked in the lot, which was cordoned off by yellow police tape.
A woman working at the front desk said she called 911 when the man came to her crying and screaming, "She killed my son and she's going to kill herself too," the employee said.
A man, woman and a baby had been staying in the room since Tuesday, she said.
When police and paramedics arrived, they had to break down the bathroom door with an axe. They both Isaac and Bolanos on the floor, the boy covered in blood and unresponsive.
The boy was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and declared dead on arrival, prosecutors said. Bolanos had slit his throat and stabbed him 21 times in the head and eight times in the chest.
As Bolanos was being taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, she told paramedics she killed her baby because police were going to take him because she smoked crack, prosecutors said.
In a later videotaped statement, Bolanos told investigators about buying the knives at a dollar store and told them she used them to stab Isaac about 25 times.
Bolanos said in the videotaped statement that she wanted to kill Isaac because she had premonitions something bad would happen to him, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune