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Pueblo deputies arrest 2 after death of toddler in child abuse case

Child Abuse Pueblo Aidan Seeley
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says two people were arrested after an investigation into the death of a 15-month-old who was in foster care at a home in Pueblo West.

36-year-old Ramondo Jones and 31-year-old Dacey Spinuzzi have been arrested and charged in the death of Aiden Seeley.

Jones was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder of a child by one in a position of trust. He was already in custody at the Pueblo County Jail on an unrelated charge. Spinuzzi was arrested Wednesday morning and is accused of child abuse resulting in death. She was booked into the Pueblo County Jail.

Deputies say Aiden had been placed in the care of Spinuzzi on July 23 as a foster child. Three other foster children were already living with Spinuzzi along with a biological child she had with Jones.

On Sept. 16, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of South Coral Drive in Pueblo West in regards to an unresponsive child. The child was identified as Aiden, who was taken to a nearby hospital. He was later flown to a hospital in Colorado Springs where he died on Sept. 18.

An autopsy revealed the Aiden died from child abuse injuries. Investigators say the toddler's injuries occurred while under the care of Spinuzzi. Deputies obtained arrest warrants for both Spinuzzi and Jones, who were in a relationship.

The three foster children were removed from the home and placed into protective custody. The biological child of the couple was placed with family.

“This is an unthinkable tragedy that no child should have to ever endure,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor. “The arrests that were made in this heinous, senseless crime are a result of the relentless work by our detectives. I thank them for their meticulous and diligent work in ensuring that those responsible are brought to justice.”

The arrest affidavits for the two suspects have been sealed.

Crime / Local News / Pueblo County Crime

Zachary Aedo

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6 Comments

  1. This is what I was hoping wound NOT be the case, especially since these people are foster parents, who were supposedly screened before becoming certified as such.

    1. @ reality no there is ZERO checking, elpaso county moved my nephew from one meth house to another, got him zero medical care and created a mess we are still sorting out since he turned 18.

      1. That’s really bad, then. All foster parents are supposed to be cleared by State authorities. But it’s hardly surprising that the system is broken.

  2. Great article. My only recommendation is to not forget, especially in these times, we are all given the the presumption of innocence, and though these 2 are criminally charged, neither have even had their preliminary hearing yet, let alone been convicted of these charges. We cannot forget to continue utilizing the terminology of “Allegedly”. Otherwise, we are all at jeopardy of losing all of our presumptions of innocence.

    This has nothing to do specifically with this case more than any other, but it has to do with all cases that are being reported upon.

    That bein said, I hope these children can find serenity and peace, and I hope justice prevails.

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