Haitian 'Refugee' Reportedly Threw Infant Daughter Out Of Second-Story Window
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – On Saturday, Broward County sheriff's deputies arrested Pierre Gabriel Ludovic Francois, 29, after he reportedly went on a rampage, viciously attacking his mother, his own baby and that child's mother. All three victims live in the same house on Northwest 12th Court.
His mother was taking a nap in her room, when she was awakened by her son hitting her with a a two by four, according to a police report.
She told investigators that her son “began acting like he was mad" and "began punching the walls and doors in the residence.”
Then, she said Francois turned his anger on an even more helpless family member...
Francois' mother said after she was attacked she heard Francois hitting the infant girl and the infant's mother, who yelled out "don't hit us" before there was silence.
At one point, Francois was seen throwing the infant out of a window at the front of the home, the report said.
Francois fled the scene after his mother ran to a neighbor's home to call 911.
When emergency personnel arrived, they discovered the baby lying face down in the front yard. The baby's mother was found in her bedroom, her throat and face had been slashed.
Both were transported to Broward Health Medical Center.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported:
The baby girl is being treated in the intensive care unit for traumatic brain injuries and is not responding, the prosecutor said in court. She was in critical condition Tuesday, according to Sgt. Don Prichard of the Sheriff’s Office.
“The infant suffers from what appears to be a skull fracture, as well as it appears that (her) nose was bitten off,” he said. “This was a very, very gruesome scene that the deputies encountered, and it was caused by a family member.”
Her mother, Francois' girlfriend, suffered a lacerated trachea, a lacerated liver, multiple cuts and stab wounds to her eyes. She has been left permanently blind as a result of her injuries.
Francois has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was under the influence of illegal narcotics at the time of the attack, according to his mother.
Francois has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held at the Broward County Jail on $550,000 bond.
*Francois came to this country from Haiti with his mother and has been living in Florida for several years, following that island nation's devastating earthquake in January 2010.