Father charged in murder of boy, 2, in Little Village denied bond

Frederick Owens
February 24, 2018

That's when Oritz held his son down and cut his throat with a kitchen knife, Deenihan said, according to the paper.

He was taken back to Chicago where he confessed to the killing of his son Wednesday, authorities said.

'These are the kinds of tragedies that keep police officers working without sleep, ' Johnson said. '(The boy) was not old enough to make a wrong decision ... just a kid whose trust and safety was betrayed by one man he should not have to question - his father'.

A United States man has slashed his 2-year-old son's neck, almost decapitating him, because the toddler was making too much noise while the father tried to sleep, according to Chicago police.

Ortiz, 37, tried to commit suicide by making "a pretty weak attempt to cut his own wrists" after he realized that he had killed his son, Cmdr. When the family called 911, Ortiz fled the house.

"The 2-year-old baby was running around and was keeping him awake".

Rolando Ortiz, 37, is charged with first degree murder in the death of Mateo Garcia Aguayo Wednesday in their Little Village home.

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Chicago Police Sept. Eddie Johnson told the Chicago Sun Times that the boy had been slashed across the throat and the wound was so deep that the child was almost decapitated.

Ortiz's affidavit revealed that on Thursday, he was alone with 2-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo at their 2700 block of South Avers Avenue as his wife, who works at the same company as Ortiz, had just left for work.

Confused and anxious, his sister-in-law called family members who live in the same apartment building as Ortiz and asked them to go upstairs to check on the boy. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Illinois State Police tracked him down near the Illinois city of KankaKee hours after the boy's death, according to the Tribune. Investigators said Ortiz and his wife work different shifts at the same business.

Ortiz found a garbage bag full of clothes, emptied it and placed his child's body in the bag, police said.

At Thursday's press conference, Deenihan said it will take time for Mateo's relatives as well as his detectives - many of whom have small children around Mateo's age - to recover from Wednesday night's trauma. Deenihan said Ortiz did not have an arrest record in Chicago. None of the other children were home at the time of the incident. "These guys aren't robots, they're police officers, and they have families".

Mateo is among the almost 70 people killed by homicide so far this year in Chicago, a city that has seen a high number of violent crimes in recent years. So far this year, there have been 64 murders, according to city police data.

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