Mom Of Nine Convicted: Fetus In Fridge, Kids Living In Filth

By: Father In Filthy Conditions, Fetus In Fridge Case Headed To Prison
By: Father In Filthy Conditions, Fetus In Fridge Case Headed To Prison

The father of most of the seven children removed from a filthy Texas home where dirty diapers were stacked in closets has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

Anthony Moya accepted a plea agreement Wednesday, pleading guilty to child injury and endangerment charges. He was sentenced to eight years.

Conditions in the home in 2007 also included trash covering most of the floors and roach and rodent infestations.

Earlier this month, a jury convicted Moya's common-law wife, Gloria Ramirez. She was sentenced to 10 years.

Police went to the couple's home after Moya asked a funeral home a casket for a stillborn infant. The fetus had been placed in a baby wipe box and stored in a refrigerator.



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A mother of nine who was arrested after authorities found a dead fetus stored in the refrigerator of her trash-strewn home in Lubbock, Texas, has been convicted of child injury and child endangerment.

Jurors deliberated just 32 minutes before finding Gloria Ramirez guilty on Thursday.

When police arrived at the 28-year-old's home in 2007 they found rodents, roaches, dirty diapers stacked in closets, moldy food and trash covering most floors.

Ramirez's oldest child testified Wednesday that her mother threatened her life and her siblings' lives if they told anyone about the filthy conditions.

Ramirez's husband also faces charges and is to go on trial this month.


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  • by Alicia Location: New bern on May 23, 2009 at 08:16 AM
    First of all Tom, this is not a joking matter and second those poor children must have went through hell with these parents. Thank God that they were rescued out of those conditions and I would say dirty diapers in a closet would be enough to warrant filthy conditions alone I can not imagine what they had to smell in there. These children are the innocent ones and it would be better that a millstone be hung around those parent's neck and be cast in the sea than to harm one of God's little ones. I pray they repent before it is too late.
  • by Tom Location: Manteo on May 10, 2009 at 03:55 AM
    I don't see anything wrong with the conditions described.
  • by anonymous Location: AR on May 9, 2009 at 07:36 PM
    The thing is, if they send her back to Mexico (assuming that's her country of birth) she will just cross the border again and then will be living in the free world possibly at the taxpayers expense also.
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on May 9, 2009 at 06:49 PM
    omg,,,this is terrible, those poor kids, how could anyone live like that, and not anyone know or call dss on her. I'm sure the kids were in school and probally didn't have clean clothes, or maybe they don't have dss there, I don't know, but I hope the kids are now in safe and clean foster care.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on May 9, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    Take all the children away, and then ship her back to Mexico, instead of putting her in jail here for the taxpayers to have to keep up.
  • by Lady M Location: eastern nc on May 9, 2009 at 10:44 AM
    This is such a sad story that these children had to endure such conditions, hopefully they all found loving and clean homes to be in
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    I am glad they found out about this. I hope the woman gets the help she needs, and the children can go to a place where they are taken care of and given life as children deserve.
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