Judge orders CPS to take care of murder suspect's children

Pregnant 15-year-old killed, two more victims emerge

SAN ANTONIO - It was a horrific event.

A  pregnant teenager was killed, and her stepdad, who is the suspected shooter, then tried to kill himself.

However, there are two more victims who are gaining attention: Two children who belong to the murder suspect, Armando Garcia-Ramires.

The undocumented immigrant is accused of killing his pregnant 15-year-old step-daughter, Jennifer Delgado, on March 6 at a home in the 1100 block of Babcock Road.

The unborn child, also believed to be Ramires', didn't survive.

Delgado's one-year-old son was found unharmed. He, too, is believed to be the son of the suspect.

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Ramires has another child, a nine-year-old girl, with a different woman named Maria Alcoser. Investigators said they don't feel Alcoser is fit to raise her daughter.

Monday morning, a court was left to decide what to do with the girl and the one-year-old boy.

"I want the real focus to be the placement of these children together in a safe, loving home," said Judge Charles Montemayor.

An investigator with Child Protective Services said Ramires is still recovering at a local hospital with a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chin. He reportedly can't speak, but is communicating by writing on a dry-erase board.

"He stated he has no family members here and that he didn't want his daughter to be placed with Ms. Alcoser," said Brenda Santana, a CPS investigator.

The judge wasted no time and ordered that both children continue to be cared for by CPS until a permanent home can be found.

"I don't have any time to waste, as these two children sit in a shelter, so let's start concentrating right now on placement of these children together in a safe and loving home," said Judge Montemayor.

CPS said it always prefers to keep children with family, when possible. Right now, only one relative, who lives in Mexico, has stepped up wanting to take on that responsibility.

Another hearing is set for May where a decision about where the two children should go is expected to be made.

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