QUEENS (PIX11) – The Queens dad suspected of butchering his wife and two young daughters appeared in court Friday, and revealed the shocking reasoning behind his alleged crimes.
Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 29, admitted to the killing and said he had planned to drive to Mexico after stabbing his wife to death in a fit of jealousy. When asked why he decided to kill his young children, he replied that he had no car seats to put them in, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Mejia was arrested between Austin and Houston by U.S. Marshals just before midnight Monday.
Police say he was driving in a car with New York license plates attempting to cross the border into Mexico.
He was brought back for trial in the gruesome death of 21-year-old Deisy Garcia and her daughters, two-year-old Daniela and one-year-old Yoselin. Mejia-Ramos told authorities he was in a jealous rage when he stabbed his common-law wife to death, after seeing a photo of her with another man on Facebook.
Garcia and her daughters were found dead at their Queens apartment on Sunday, all three stabbed to death.
His wife and daughters will be buried in Guatemala.