Father of 11-year-old hypothermia victim charged
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The father of an 11-year-old girl who died, likely of hypothermia, after trying to walk 10 miles in the snow on Christmas Day has been charged with second-degree murder and felony injury to a child.
Robert Aragon, 55, of Jerome, made an initial appearance Monday in 5th District Court, where Judge Mark Ingram appointed a public defender for him. The judge denied Aragon's request to lower his $500,000 bond. He was being held in the Blaine County Jail.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Dec. 30, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Tetona at 9:53 AM on Dec. 30, 2008
I think it was a tragic mistake and he did not think it was that bad probably, he just didn't think. To be charged with murder, no. It wasn't his intent to kill. Maybe involuntary manslaughter.
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Answer by Debbie062008 at 10:13 AM on Dec. 30, 2008
While it was a horrible decision to let the kids walk in those conditions, I don't know that I agree that he should be charged with murder. I would be surprised if the DA could get a conviction of murder either. When I was younger I lived where there were conditions like these during the winters and it's easy to underestimate the temps and your ability to do things you normally do. That being said, I would never let my kids walk in the snow toward their destination 10 miles away. He exhibited horrible judgement, but is paying an awful price (as is the rest of his family).
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