Father Accused of Trying to Sacrifice His Son

R. Stickney, NBC San Diego, April 30, 2012

A father is in custody, accused of attempting to sacrifice his own son in a San Diego area cemetery.

Joseph Ramirez, 30, took his family to Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday around 4:30 p.m. and told them his dead grandmother told him to sacrifice the 8-year-old boy, according to San Diego police.

Officers released a report stating Ramirez had brought candles to the cemetery. One of the candles broke, and he used a piece of the broken glass to slash open his son’s forearms.

Ramirez then slashed his own forearms.

Medical assistant Corey Granberry witnessed the incident and jumped in to help along with her best friend Jaymisha Pires.


When officers arrived, they transported Ramirez to a nearby hospital for treatment. Once he’s released, officers say Ramirez will be booked into county jail on charges of child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.


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  • Rocky Bass

    I don’t know if there is a racial component to insanity, but it does seem to afflict minorities at higher rates. Anyone else think my assessment is accurate, or have a theory as to why, if so?

    • The__Bobster

      I believe there was an article on it here a couple of weeks ago.

  • ageofknowledge

    Wow. Now before all you atheists and pagans start trying to compare God testing Abraham’s faith as a prophetic Messianic precursor with this nutjob’s occultic insanity, understand that they are completely two different things. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

  • sbuffalonative

    Police called CPS about slain boy’s 911 plea

    Mohamud, 40, admits he tied up the boy’s hands, stuck a sock in his mouth, duct-taped it shut and struck him with a baker’s rolling pin. An autopsy found the boy had been hit 70 times.


    • IstvanIN

      10-year-old Abdifatah Mohamud who called 911  Who cares, the kid wasn’t one of ours.

  • Athling

    More Third-World witchcraft I presume. Imported, of course.

    • Yes, the patron saint of prolicide has made it way onto our shores.  Such as easy idea for us to embrace along with all the other voodoo our proud new countrymen practice 

  • guys, guys these things happen in a Jeffersonian democracy.  We’re all created equal.  Freedom of religion.  I’m sure this is what he meant.  

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The perp sounds like a Mexican practicing the death cult religion Santa Muerte, which he has confused in his pea brain with Christianity. 

    Most likely drunk too and/or on  drugs. 

     Surely an 0bama voter.


  • IstvanIN

    I simply do not care.  As long as they sacrifice their own children it isn’t my business.   They will not and can not assimilate.  Besides, diversity is what makes us strong!  Who am I to question their religious beliefs.  Remember, this isn’t a “white privilege” country any more.

    • Rocky Bass

       Problem is they tend to sacrifice our kids right along with their own.

  • No

    I assume the people who intervened were white . . . or at least, trained to act white.  If it had been his fellow mestizos there, they probably would have helped.

    I guess I could turn a blind eye and say “who cares . . . just like a self-cleaning oven.”  But . . . if we allow this stuff, who’s to say next time dead grandma shows up in a dream, she doesn’t want a young WHITE child  sacrificed?

    Let’s face it . . . if you’re into sacrificing as a way to gain favor with the gods, a WHITE person has to be much more valuable than any non-white. 

    Or said another way . . . if you were a god, who would you prefer . . . a beautiful, clean, golden-haired, blue-eyed, intelligent white child or Buckwheat?