If this has been reported, please excuse me. I think that the father, who is in prison, sentenced for the death of the other child, is an illegal alien, however the story does not specifically say so - just that they fled to Mexico.


Local child drowns in Florida swimming pool

by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer

A local child reportedly drowned in Florida last weekend while visiting family members.

Devon M. Ramirez, 4, died Monday at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla.

Margate Police Department detectives are continuing the investigation, according to Detective Efrain Suarez during a phone interview this morning.

The initial incident report was filed by Margate officer Francisco Rincon.

Ramirez’ mother Diana Giraldo said in the initial incident report by investigators that she and her children were visiting family members at a residence in Margate and Devon had been playing with a scooter and wanted to go outside to the front of the residence. The report noted Giraldo redirected Devon toward his cousin’s bedroom where the other children were playing and she “assumed Devon ... went into the room to play with the rest of the kids.