Luis Melendez Of Kips Bay Arrested Following Death Of 6-Month-Old Nephew

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – 6-month-old Alex-Jose Fernandez is dead Thursday morning, allegedly murdered by his uncle.

The baby lived with 33-year-old Luis Melendez at 444 2nd Avenue. Police responded to the apartment following a 911 call regarding an unconscious baby. When they got there, the baby was unresponsive. EMS technicians rushed the child to Beth Israel Hospital, where doctors noticed bruising and swelling on the boy’s head.

A CAT scan showed evidence of a brain injury.

Three hours after he arrived at the hospital, Alex-Jose died.

Police say Melendez indicated to investigators that he had shaken the baby.

He faces 2nd degree murder and reckless assault of a child charges.

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  1. KIM says:

    WHERE IS THE MOTHER OF THIS CHILD?

    WHY WAS HE LEFT ALONE WITH A PSYCHO UNCLE?

    IF YOU DON’T WANT BABIES, USE BIRTH CONTROL- IT’S AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE.

    I REPEAT WHERE IS THE BABY’S MOTHER?

  2. MIKE says:

    CASEY ANTHONY KILLED HER CHILD AND SHE STIIL WALKING AROUND FREE AS A BIRD!

    TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I HOPE SHE GETS FREE. IT WILL SHOW YOU THE RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY. WHEN A WHITE PERSON COMMITS A HEINOUS CRIME, THEY LOOK FOR ALL POSSIBLE REASONS NOT TO CONVICT BUT TO GIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP. WHEN A MINORITY COMMITS THE SAME CRIME…IT STRAIGHT TO JAIL!

    1. Hmmmm says:

      Casey Anthony is currently on trial for the murder of her daughter.

      She is not free as a bird.

  3. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

    WHY BLAME PEOPLE THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SITUATION? IN FACT, THE PEOPLE WHO BLAME THE WHOLE GROUP FOR ONE INDIVIDUAL’S ACTION IS A SIGN OF INSECURTIES, WHICH IS THE ROOT OF RACISM. FOR EXAMPLE, SOME WHITE PEOPLE CONSIDER BLACK PEOPLE LOW LIFES, BUT THAT SAME WHITE PERSON IS SPENDING MONEY IN A TANNING SALON TRYING TO GET SOME COLOR. THE SAME THING GOES FOR THE BLACK GIRLS WITH BLONDE HAIR. SO, FOR ALL YOU RACIST PIGS AND INSECURE P.O.S. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME HOW NOT TO BE.

  4. Vik says:

    Jen, no offense but you use Casey Anthony as an example – a teenage punk who couldn’t keep her legs closed and because she couldn’t party like the rest of her punk friends, decided to off her baby. Not to say that anyone from a particular ethnicity is more prone to take their loves of their own children but if some woman doesn’t want the responsibility of motherhood, then practice birth control or keep your pants and skirt on. Regardless any mother or father who murders their own children most certainly has a place in Hell waiting for them.

    1. jen says:

      o.k. another example, Vik. How about the lady who put her two boys in the family car then pushed it into the lake or the woman who drowned all four of her kids in the tub one by one. They were both white. You can’t put down a whole race because of cold hearted individuals. What he did he will go to hell for, but look around when it’s a white person “tempoary insanity”. Latino: “All filthy minorities”. How is that fair?

    2. jen says:

      how come when one individual white person does something crazy it’s “temporay insanity”, but when a Latino does something as equally herendous we’re all ” filthy minorities”. How is that fair to the people who actually love and care for they’re families.

  5. carlrosen says:

    I like to be in A-mer-i-CA! I like to be in A-mer-i-CA! I like to be in A-mer-i-CA! Latino guys routinely harm babies who are “NOT THEIR KID”. They feel like they should get a pass if they kill a baby that’s not theirs.

  6. Vik says:

    Not minority control, birth control. Who gave birth to that P.O.S.? Somebody should take him and slam his head against a wall a few times.

  7. jen says:

    you shouldn’t catagorize. We are not all the same. I have 2 children and a husband and stay home and take care of them everyday. i’m also puerto rican and am offended by jerks like u. there r also cases of white women who kill their own flesh and blood everyday. I.E.: Casey Anthony. open your eyes.

  8. J says:

    With a name like LOWLIFE, we don’t need you.

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