A father is in custody, accused of attempting to sacrifice his own son in a San Diego area cemetery.
Joseph Ramirez, 30, took his family to Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday around 4:30 p.m. and told them his dead grandmother told him to sacrifice the 8-year-old boy, according to San Diego police.
Officers released a report stating Ramirez had brought candles to the cemetery. One of the candles broke, and he used a piece of the broken glass to slash open his son’s forearms.
Ramirez then slashed his own forearms.
Medical assistant Corey Granberry witnessed the incident and jumped in to help along with her best friend Jaymisha Pires.
There are heroes out there. With all the strange things we see ever day around us, is it surprising that many people passed the victims without offerering to help? No. They could be afraid, they could be alone or unsure of what to do. They could be confused. But glad to see that some have the wherewithal to risk personal danger and rescue this boy from an obviously disturbed individual. Also, it’s another case of spirits being blamed for a crime. It seems almost, dare I say it, Biblical, in nature. Very scary.