Trial date set for mom of child found dead in woods

Yanoshua Ramos-Melendez

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: October 12, 2017 (3:15pm)

According to court records with the Bay County Courthouse, a trial date has been set for Yanoshua Ramos-Melendez.

The tentative jury trial is set to begin at 8:30am on January 22, 2018.
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- (February 7, 2017) A Bay County judge has denied bond for the mom of an infant that was killed back in the summer of 2015.

Yanoshua Ramos-Melendez, 25, is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Investigators say she knew about the death and did nothing to prevent it.

According to Parker Police, back in December, Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera was arrested charged with the murder of his 6 week old son. He confessed to local police that he killed the baby and hid his body.

"She was there when it happened, she was there when the child was disposed of," Parker Police Lt. Aaron Wilson said to WJHG/WECP in January. "The child was six-weeks-old. Four other times prior to that, the child had been bound in the apartment when they had left and went out. and she was present during those occasions also."
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BAY COUNTY, Fla. -- (February 6, 2017) The mother of a six-week old boy, whose dad confessed to Parker Police to killing it, is back in Bay County to face charges relating to the infant's death.

Yanoshua Ramos Melendez, 25, was booked in to the Bay County Jail on Monday. She's being charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.

According to Parker Police, back in December, Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera was arrested charged with the murder of his 6 week old child. He confessed to local police that he killed the baby and hid his body.

"She was there when it happened, she was there when the child was disposed of," Parker Police Lt. Aaron Wilson said to WJHG/WECP in January. "The child was six-weeks-old. Four other times prior to that, the child had been bound in the apartment when they had left and went out. and she was present during those occasions also."

Wilson says the New York State Police Department conducted an interview with the mother, asking questions the Parker Police Department requested be asked.

"I watched the video of it [the interview]," he said. "It doesn't seem to me like she's very remorseful. Neither one of them."

An arrest affidavit is not yet available in the case. Melendez should have a first appearance before a judge on Tuesday.
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PARKER, Fla. -- (January 12, 2017) Police in New York have arrested the mom of a 6-week old boy whose body was recently discovered after his father confessed to killing him.

According to Parker Police, back in December, Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera was arrested charged with the murder of his 6 week old child. He confessed to local police that he killed the baby and hid his body.

On Thursday, New York State Police arrested Yanoshua Ramos Melendez, 25, who is the mother of the child. She's being charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.

Parker Police Department's Lt. Aaron Wilson Quinones-Rivera wasn't helpful with finding the mother, but officials were able to track her down within a day.

Through the investigation he says, more details have come to light.

"She was there when it happened, she was there when the child was disposed of," Lt. Wilson said. "The child was 6 weeks old. Four other times prior to that, the child had been bound in the apartment when they had left and went out. and she was present during those occasions also."

Lt. Wilson says the New York State Police Department conducted an interview with the mother, asking questions the Parker Police Department requested be asked.

"I watched the video of it [the interview]," he said. "It doesn't seem to me like she's very remorseful. Neither one of them."

Ramos Melendez will be extradited to Florida.

Melendez is being held without bond pending the extradition process.