A Florida man has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of his 19-year-old diabetic girlfriend, whom authorities say he left home alone for hours to sell drugs.
Yeshua Ramirez was arrested last months on multiple felony counts, including premeditated murder, negligent manslaughter other than by vehicle, carrying a concealed firearm and driving without a license.
The murder counts stems from a drive-by shooting that authorities in Osceola County say Ramirez had carried out on December 3, 2017, with his ailing girlfriend, 19-year-old Fabiola Cosme-Feliciano, in the car.
Boyfriend charged: Yeshua Ramirez, 19 (left), has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of his 19-year-old diabetic girlfriend Fabiola Cosme-Feliciano (right)
Cosme-Feliciano passed away on December 4, 2017, after likely going into diabetic shock
Authorities say Ramirez left his dying girlfriend (pictured together) for 3-4 hours and went out to deal drugs
Cosme-Feliciano was suffering from Type 1 diabetes and likely went into diabetic shock the day after the shooting, but Ramirez was not there to help her because he went out to sell drugs, according o Osceola County Sheriff Major Jacob Ruiz.
An arrest affidavit, cited by Orlando Sentinel, states that Ramirez left his dying girlfriend unattended in his home for three to four hours on December 4. When he returned, she was dead.
‘He had knowledge of her deteriorating condition,’ Ruiz said. ‘Her life depended on [getting care] and he did nothing about it.’
Ramirez, who lives in Orlando and has a young son from a previous relationship, was initially arrested on February 15 in Casme-Feliciano’s death. A week later, the 19-year-old was also charged with murder in connection to the drive-by shooting.
When questioned by investigators, Ramirez allegedly blamed his dead girlfriend for the shooting, but they believe that based on his lengthy criminal history, he was the gunman, not Cosme-Feliciano, who had no criminal record.
The pair were involved in a drive-by shooting a day before Fabiola’s death. Her boyfriend later blamed the shooting on the deceased woman, but police believe he was the gunman
The 19-year-old had been living with Type 1 diabetes from the time she was two years old
Ramirez told the cops that he looked on as Cosme-Feliciano’s condition worsened over the course of several days, but he could not afford to buy her diabetes medications, according to the sherrif’s office.
A day after her passing, Ramirez took to Facebook and posted a rambling tribute to his ‘babygirl’ and ‘angel.’
‘I love you and can’t believe what I came home too [sic],’ he wrote. ‘My heart is broken and my eyes are stained but my love will never end shorty i swear…’
According to Cosme-Feliciano’s mother, Lilly, Fabiola was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of two, while the family were still living in their native Puerto Rico.
When Fabiola turned seven, the family relocated to Florida so the girl could receive treatment at Nemours Children’s Hospital. Despite her condition, she lifted weights and was on the cheer squad at Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, Florida.
After graduating in 2016, Cosme-Feliciano enrolled at Valencia College to study nursing, but her mother acknowledged that in recent years her daughter had been keeping bad company.
Still, she says, Fabiola did not deserve to die the way she did.
‘I just cannot understand why someone left my baby like that,’ Lilly Feliciano said. ‘That was cruel.’
Jail records indicate that Ramirez had been arrested at least four times prior to February 2015. His previous charges include probation violations, marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, obstructing a police officer and driving with a suspended license.