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Bloodcurdling screams filmed after two-year-old’s ‘throat cut by dad’

Bloodcurdling screams filmed after two-year-old’s ‘throat cut by dad’

Jerónimo Duran, 33, is charged with the murder of Melody Alana Rose Duran. He arrived at his mother’s house with the girl, as captured on neighbor’s cameras



Florida: CCTV shows child killer charged on day of daughter’s death

Little girl’s father is accused of slashing her neck and abandoning her, as bloodcurdling screams were captured on doorbell camera as emergency personnel ran to save her life.

Jerónimo Duran is charged with first-degree murder and serious child abuse in connection with the death of his daughter Melody Alana Rose Duran, 2. On Tuesday morning, cameras at a neighbor’s house filmed Duran bringing the toddler to his Pembroke Pines home, south of Miami. , at home, according to video footage obtained by NBC6.



Duran, 33, left the residence at 7:08 a.m. to pick up Melody from her mother, Mona Rosita Clarke, and returned at 7:24 a.m. Apparently preoccupied and lost in thought, the alleged killer father exited the vehicle and cautiously walked towards the opposite side.

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Cameras at a neighbor’s house captured Duran taking the small child to his Pembroke Pines home.(CBSMiami)
Jerónimo Duran(CBSMiami)

Hilda Carballo, Melody’s grandmother, arrived at the residence at 9:32 a.m. in her gray SUV and reported seeing a disturbing scene inside. Police said Carballo observed Duran “on top of” Melody and “noticed that the child did not appear to be breathing.”

Panicked, she called 911, saying, “I need an ambulance immediately.” As a dispatcher calmly responded, “I’ll send the ambulance, but I need to know what’s going on.”

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Hilda Carballo arrived home and reported seeing a disturbing scene inside.(CBSMiami)

“I think the girl is unconscious. I don’t know what’s happening. The girl is pale and unresponsive,” the grandmother said in Spanish. Another dispatcher radioed paramedics to report that the woman was pale and unresponsive. Neighbor’s cameras captured Duran’s stepfather, Jorge Carballo, running out the door as a black Mercedes automobile sped into the house at 9:44 a.m.

About three minutes later, he and Hilda Carballo waited for the ambulance to arrive while he performed CPR on Melody. The video showed screams coming from the house as the family begged to save the girl. Melody was found with her throat slit and taken to hospital by police and paramedics; however, she did not survive.

Duran was arrested while carrying the murder weapon(CBSMiami)

Officers arrested Duran after discovering a bloody knife nearby. “Detectives were able to establish probable cause to charge him with first-degree murder,” Pembroke Pines Police Sergeant Jason Palant said.

“He was interviewed by detectives, he spoke with detectives and through his statement it established probable cause for his arrest. However, we do not have a motive at this time.”

Before their split last year, Duran and Clarke were together for around ten years. On April 21, 2014, Clarke wrote, “He is the reason for my happiness, I love my lion,” to describe their first image together.

In other photos, they can be seen celebrating Clarke’s 2021 pregnancy and dancing at a costume party while dressed as a banana and a princess. In November 2021, Melody was born and the couple seemed excited to be parents for the first time.

Duran appeared in court Thursday wearing a protective vest to prevent self-harm, where he was ordered held without bail at the Broward County Jail. Sergeant Palant said Duran could face additional charges as the investigation progresses.