Court records: Killed child was pinned under father's SUV during attackThe 2-year-old boy who died Monday after being struck by an SUV driven by his father was still pinned beneath one of the truck's wheels when police arrived, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday.
By: By Ed Treleven, The Wisconsin State Journal, Superior Telegram
The 2-year-old boy who died Monday after being struck by an SUV driven by his father was still pinned beneath one of the truck's wheels when police arrived, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday.
Moments before allegedly running down the boy and his mother, Jesus A. Castillo-Dimas had told Maria del Rosario Castillo-Castillo, "You'll see what is going to happen to you and your child," the warrant states.
The boy, Yandel Castillo-Castillo, died from major blunt force trauma caused by a motor vehicle, the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.
And prior to the incident, Castillo-Castillo told police, Castillo-Dimas had called her 32 times and sent her text messages, according to the warrant filed in Dane County Circuit Court.
Police arrived about 1:10 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Red Arrow Trail to find Yandel still pinned under the rear driver's side wheel of his father's 2002 Ford Explorer.
Castillo-Dimas, 30, is in the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Formal charges have not yet been filed, but Fitchburg police Lt. Chad Brecklin said reports have been turned over to the Dane County District Attorney's Office.
Police found a cellphone and paperwork in the SUV, according to an inventory filed with the warrant.
According to the warrant:
Maria Castillo-Castillo told police that she was returning home with Yandel after having lunch with Miguel Menendez-Ruvalcaba when she saw that Castillo-Dimas was following them in his SUV. In the driveway of garages for 4547 Thurston Lane and 2111 Red Arrow Trail, Castillo-Dimas pulled his SUV alongside Menendez-Ruvalcaba's vehicle and confronted the two, asking if they were in a relationship.
After about five minutes, she told police, Castillo-Dimas appeared to be backing away and leaving, but said, "You'll see what is going to happen to you and your child."
Castillo-Castillo got out of the vehicle and was walking in the driveway with Yandel when Castillo-Dimas accelerated and drove at them, striking her and the boy. She awoke to find Yandel pinned under Castillo-Dimas' SUV and a fight happening between Menendez-Ruvalcaba and Castillo-Dimas.
Menendez-Ruvalcaba told police that after striking Castillo-Castillo and her son, Castillo-Dimas got out of the SUV with a knife and tried to cut and stab Castillo-Castillo. He told police he heard Castillo-Dimas say, "I'm going to kill you," several times while trying to stab her.
Castillo-Castillo suffered puncture wounds to her neck. Menendez-Ruvalcaba was able to hold Castillo-Dimas until police arrived.
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