Neighbor: Girl said 'Please, daddy's going to kill us'

Updated: 08/11/2014 2:41 PM | Created: 08/11/2014 2:34 PM
By: Blair Miller,

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 47-year-old Albuquerque man and three of his family members Monday following a domestic violence incident late Sunday night.

A neighbor who called 911 reported two little girls knocked on her door near the 7500 block of Isleta and asked for help getting away from their father, identified as Ramon Saenz.

"She says, 'Ma'am please, let us in please. Please, daddy's going to kill us. Daddy's going to kill mommy,'" the neighbor said.

The caller said she knew the girl's parents lived in her apartment complex, but didn't open the door because she worried about her own safety.

"I said calm down, calm down. Everything's going to be alright. And I opened the door just a tiny bit and I saw him walk up so I closed the door and locked it," she said.

Deputies say Saenz grabbed the girls and put them in car along with their mother, who was slumped over and unresponsive.

Deputies found a large pool of blood at Saenz's home and then tracked the man and his family to a house owned by Saenz's extended family at 12th and Iron.

Upon arrival, deputies found the two children unharmed, but found the female victim with severe injuries to her face and body, according to Sgt. Aaron Williamson.

Saenz and other family members were allegedly trying to destroy evidence when deputies arrived.

Saenz, 64-year-old Mary Acosta, 21-year-old Ramon Armas and 20-year-old David Armas all face eight felony charges, including kidnapping with great bodily harm, child abuse, assault, witness intimidation and tampering.

The neighbor who called 911 says she's haunted by what she witnessed.

"I wish I would have let those children in the house, but I'm disabled. I'm old and I was so afraid. First thing I thought of was he might grab me," the neighbor said.

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