Man Charged in ‘Indescribable' Death of 3-Year-Old Heads to Court

A man charged in the 2013 death of a 3-year-old girl at 11 Potter Street, a two-family home in Willimantic is due to go on trial on Monday.

When the case first went to court, the state's attorney called this one of the worst cases of child abuse she has ever seen.

Carroll L. Bumgarner-Ramos, who was living in the home with the child's mother, was charged with manslaughter, first-degree assault, first-degree sexual assaut and risk of injury and remains in custody on $1 million bond.

The arrest warrant said the little girl had injuries consistent with sexual assault and cuts all over her body. Both of her eyes were swollen shut and she had possible burn marks on her feet.

"Those photos demonstrate indescribable atrocities to that child. The words in the affidavit couldn't even describe," State's Attorney, Patricia Froehlich, said in 2013. She said in court that the little girl had "multiple traumatic injuries."

Police responded to the house at 10:38 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 after receiving a report of unresponsive girl and emergency responders transported the child to Windham County Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to state police.

Officials said it appeared she died of a skull fracture.

"I know he's devastated and we have to let the court and the system take its course," Defense Attorney Ron Johnson said in 2013.

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