Mother Who Did Nothing When Boyfriend (allegedly) Killed Her Daughter Gets 12 years: Is This Enough?

DENVER — “A Denver mother will spend the next 12 years in prison for her role in the murder of her young daughter.

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That’s the sentence handed down Thursday to Miriam Gallegos, 23.

Gallegos’ lawyers asked for probation, saying the young mother had been a victim of sexual and physical abuse as a child.

Gallegos triggered an all-out search for her daughter, 3-year-old Neveah Gallegos, after falsely reporting to police that Neveah had been kidnapped from her arms on Sept. 21, 2007.

Police later learned the little girl was dead, allegedly strangled by Gallegos’ boyfriend, Angel Montoya.

Inside the courtroom, prosecutors said Gallegos was so blinded by love for her boyfriend, Angel Montoya, that she disregarded her most important relationship as Neveah’s mother.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Michelle Amico said, “In failure to protect her daughter, before and after her death, the value she assessed her daughter’s life was no greater value than a piece of trash.”

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“Instead of calling for help, or rushing outside with her daughter in her arms, she chose to protect her boyfriend,” Amico said. She said the couple placed Naveah’s body in a trash bag, then inside a duffel bag. Montoya then allegedly hid her body under debris, including a tire and wood, in a Lakewood ravine.

The prosecution said Gallegos completely and utterly ignored red flags against leaving Naveah with Montoya, who is a registered child sex offender.

Montoya faces first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death charges, and his trial is scheduled for Feb. 10.

Based on personal experience, I feel this woman should be in prison for the rest of her life.  I know what it feels like to have a mother who chooses a child sexual abuser over her own daughter. I also know what it feels like to have a mother who had wished I was dead and who stood by while my father held a knife to my throat. This child was nothing more than a piece of trash to her mother, and that’s exactly what it feels like to the child. I felt like a piece of useless garbage for most of my life.  After many years of intensive psychotherapy, I no longer feel that way about myself, but this child died feeling inside that her mother considered her as garbage.

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4 Responses to Mother Who Did Nothing When Boyfriend (allegedly) Killed Her Daughter Gets 12 years: Is This Enough?

  1. Andre' says:

    main stream media isnt sticking their heads in the sand, they ARE part of the problem. Hollywood/Disney/TV are run by pedophiles. As government are run by pedophile ghouls. War and sickness is a distraction away from the deviant “sexual” pedophiliac ways. Its been so integrated into society, that humanity cant notice it. Even if humanity did notice, they lack the will to do anything. The people who run our governments and the world are very very very sick demoniacs . This is why nothing ever gets done. They have humanity under serious lock and key. If there is ever a revolution, its will be a bloody mess of the likes nobody has ever seen before.

    • Alethea says:

      Thanks Andre’. Darrell and I said John Q. and mainstream Americans stick their head in the sand, not the media.

      But you are right about the media.

  2. Darrell Williams says:

    I voted life because thats the strongest on the poll. However I have 0 tolarance for people who abuse and murder children. She has been convicted and should be put to immediate death without appeal.
    He should be found guilty by her sentance alone and be put to death immediatly without appeal. What on earth is wrong with this picture ? People we are allowing sexually depraved people and murders to pray on our children this is no time for John Q public to stick their heads in the sand. We need to send a message world wide that you will face certian death for the abuse and or murder of a child period. Children are our future we are suppost to be living in a civilized world there is nothing civil about abuseing and murdering children.

    • Alethea says:

      Darrell, I like your conviction towards justice. I like that you are tired of children being abused and murdered, and that you are fed up with mainstream America sticking its head in the sand.

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