Mother Claims Boyfriend “Murdered” Their Son, Investigation into Infant’s Death Underway
SPRING HILL – On Wednesday, RNRF broke the news of an infant found unresponsive inside an apartment on Omaha Circle. Paramedics responded to 8325 Omaha Circle around 4:30 p.m. where they discovered the child’s lifeless body and transported him to a local hospital for immediate treatment. Sadly, 2-month old Miles Luke Anchondo Jr. passed away less than 24-hours later from an undisclosed or undetermined cause of death.
Over the last few days, RNRF received numerous tips from neighbors and acquaintances of the parents, Jessica Velez, 26, and Miles Luke Anchondo Sr., 25, making various accusations against the parents, and stating the victim did not drown.
Jessica Velez contacted RNRF last night and provided a full statement as to what she believes happened to her son, and she says, “My boyfriend murdered my son.”
Velez tells RNRF that she noticed bruises on her son’s forehead, bite marks on his face, and a black eye in the weeks prior to her son’s death. Anchondo would just “make excuses” whenever she asked about the injuries, says Velez.
Velez works full-time as a dog groomer and Anchondo would stay home and watch their son while she worked. Velez says Anchondo was “lazy” and didn’t want to work. She also claims that Anchondo had an anger problem and would often verbally abuse her.
Velez didn’t suspect foul play until detectives began asking questions about child’s death and that’s when she says investigators revealed their suspicions about her boyfriend’s involvement. Velez says during an interview with Detectives, Anchondo admitted to “banging the child’s head twice and dropping him on the ground.” Doctors told Velez that her son had a blood clot and fluid in the brain, and that is what they believe led to his death, according to Velez.
Velez says when Detectives asked Anchondo why he didn’t call 911, he said “I didn’t think it was a big deal.”
Officials are waiting on autopsy results before deciding to file charges against the father, says Velez, but she believes they will.
Anchondo is believed to be staying with his mother in Wesley Chapel.
Velez says she is going to have her son cremated and keep his remains with her at all times.
Officials have yet to release a statement regarding the infant’s death.
RNRF will continue to bring more on this story as it develops.
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