Ventura man stabs and kills toddler

January 3, 2015

knife crimeA 27-year-old Ventura man allegedly stabbed and killed his 1-year-old son before he stabbed himself on Friday.

At 1:45 a.m., Adrian Navarrete-Gonzalez called 911 to report that his son was dead. Officers arrived to find the child dead with stab wounds to his upper torso.

Emergency medical personnel transported Navarrete-Gonzalez to Ventura County Medical Center where he was rushed to surgery for a stab wound to the chest. He is expected to survive.

When Navarrete-Gonzalez is released from the hospital, officers will book him into the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of homicide.

Navarrete-Gonzalez had recently split from his wife and his son was visiting him when he was killed.

Eight to 10 people live at the home. However, the other residents said they were unaware of the stabbings until police arrived.



  1. Zuma7 says:

    You folks in SLO need to start reading the news on the CBS news site for L.A., and see who is committing the most violent crimes in Southern California.
    See who just kidnapped and raped a young girl, see who just stabbed shot three people, took a 3 week old baby, who was found in a trash bin in San Diego. Open your eyes and see who is committing these crimes, don’t go into denial, the problems will get worse.

  2. CentralcoastRN says:

    The suspect committed this crime when the child was on visitation with him. He really wanted to punish his estranged wife.

    I am curious about his stab wound to the chest. While his 1 year old baby received multiple wounds, he only gave himself one. I mean, he killed his baby, ruined his wife’s life, so why
    stop there? Do society a favor and finish the job right.

    Too harsh? Maybe it is time to just say what needs to be said in times like this. His innocent
    baby was a pawn in a power struggle between a husband and wife, and the husband took
    away his child’s chance away to LIVE.

    If he had wanted to die, he would be dead. Good think I don’t live in Ventura County and
    never have to sit on his jury.

    • Zuma7 says:

      My thoughts exactly.
      I wouldn’t be able to be in the same room as that monster, I would get physically ill.

  3. guest says:

    whats the cost to the taxpayer?

  4. indigo1955 says:

    What a sad planet we live on.

  5. Citizen says:

    Subhuman behavior.

    Reminiscent of the guy in Santa Maria who intentionally backed into the path of a train in sight of his wife working in the fields and killed himself and his child because his wife was seeing another man. Of course, family and friends were yelling it was the train’s fault and the farmer should have fenced off the tracks, etc. They hired an attorney. But the train’s video clearly showed that it was a suicide/murder.

    Killing your own children is barbaric.

    • Zuma7 says:

      As the demographics continue to change in California, the people will become more tolerant of behavior like this. How many times have we heard, “he/she had their reasons, don’t judge, he/she is really a good person and would never hurt anyone, or only god can judge”. It is what it is.

  6. Pelican1 says:

    How do we stop violence as a problem solver for so many? What is it going to take?
    Rest in peace little one…you are in a much better place.

    • willieslo says:

      Like you, When I see news like this I get thrown into seeing so much speculations and see so much complexity in our world.
      When I fall back, I realize we only need one “SIMPLE” law, regulation, policy or guide, one social government “The Golden Rule”
      I am a Republican that vote democrat, independent party and write ins, ironic isn’t it.
      PS I did not thumb down you.

    • SloTownMan says:

      Closing the borders would be a great start to stopping the violence.

      • BeenThereDoneThat says:

        While it may not be your intention, your comment borders on racist. So because of his surname you assume that he must be illegal? Also this is NOT confined to one group, class or race. This happens everywhere. Closing the borders would have no impact on this kind of twisted mind whatsoever.

        • SloTownMan says:

          Close the borders and see if the violence goes down.

          • BeenThereDoneThat says:

            Notice I said about this particular kind of crime. We have numerous cases of men or women killing their kids to get back at their significant other.

          • zaphod says:

            we live on a globe why not just keep everyone who lives in Ventura County in Ventura,and if it works in Ventura maybe we’ll scale it up otherwise stupid idea.

        • Citizen says:


          I think the fact that he was living in a three bedroom house with ten to twelve other adults was the clue that he is probably a citizen of another country. FYI, it is common for undocumented workers to rent a house for people just arriving here to live cheaply.

          Of course, he could be a US citizen and part of a Hispanic gypsy group, or perhaps a US citizen from Connecticut taking part in a job training program or a sensitivity group, or even a member of a band staying there with his fellow musicians. Did the police say anything about finding musical instruments?

          My favorite “assumption” accusation was this one on CCN (true story) “How can you assume that he’s a gangster just because he has an Hispanic surname?” the person answered ” by the MS-13 tattooed across his forehead in his mug shot.”

          Closing the borders would allow the US to screen immigrants and keep out known criminals, drug smugglers, people with infectious diseases, etc. This in itself would reduce crime and disease in the US.

          • BeenThereDoneThat says:

            Boy a LOT of people missed my point. If you go back and read my comment, it was in regards to twisted people doing things that are brutal vs street crime. Closing the boarder won’t stop twisted people. I don’t have a problem with closing the boarder. LONG overdue.

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    • zaphod says:

      how to stop violence?
      don’t use it as a child rearing method !

  7. Rich in MB says:

    Can someone explain why we rushed this Murderer to a Hospital and saved his life?
    Sorry, we should have honored his wishes to die and let him.

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