Woman Who Lost Daughter And Boyfriend In Fire Speaks Out, Blames Him For Daughter's Death
POSTED: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:49pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 9:05pm
Shocking allegations from a woman who lost her boyfriend and daughter in a tragic fire more than a week ago. She blames her boyfriend for her daughter's death.
"She could have lived, because she was right there next to me," said Martinez.
With tears rolling down her face, and her arms still bandaged from the burns she received, Alicia Mireles Martinez speaks with NewsChannel 9 about the tragic fire that took her daughter's life.
"I woke up when I heard the alarm. It was very smokey," she said.
It's was a week and a half ago when a fire broke out in the 10,000 block of Forest Ridge in East El Paso. Martinez' six-year-old daughter did not make it.Neither did her boyfriend,Jerry Villar Jr. Altough Villar called 911 for help, she blames him for her daughter's death.
"I lowered her from the window. He didn't help me," she said.
Martinez says after she lowered her four-year-old daughter to safety, she turned to get her other daughter, but she was not there.
"To me, he took her, because of where they found them. To me, he is responsible," said Martinez.
Martinez says that day she and Villar had been in a fight. "I told him I was going to leave him. He told me he was going to kill himself," said Martinez.
"From what I've gathered from what my daughter told me, he took the batteries from the fire detector," said Martinez.
Martinez says she's having a hard time coming to grips with losing her daughter and wants people to know one thing.
"All I want is for people to know see him as a hero, because that, he was not," she said. "He was not a good father. He was not a good man. He did not save my daughter or me. And to me, he killed my other daughter."
The cause of the fire has not been determine.