Cops: Boyfriend 'Did Nothing' as Diabetic Girlfriend Died

He now faces a manslaughter charge in her death
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2018 4:21 PM CST
Yeshua Ramirez   (Osceola County Jail)

(Newser) – Fabiola Cosme-Feliciano was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 2, but that didn't stop the Florida 19-year-old from competing in weightlifting and cheerleading. "It showed that she can do everything just like everybody else," her cheerleading coach recalls. But Cosme-Feliciano died in December while staying at her boyfriend's house, and now that boyfriend has been charged with manslaughter in relation to her death, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The teen, who graduated high school in 2016 according to her obituary, had her medications with her when she left her mother's house Nov. 29 to stay with Yeshua Ramirez, also 19. But by Dec. 4 she was dead from diabetes complications. It's not clear exactly what happened, but when Ramirez was arrested last month a deputy said the teen had "observed Fabiola’s condition deteriorate for a period of several days without providing assistance or calling for help," the Sentinel reported at the time.

Authorities say Ramirez carried out a drive-by shooting with Cosme-Feliciano in the car a day before her death. On the day of her death, they say he left her alone in his home for three or four hours while he went out to sell drugs, and she was dead by the time he got back. "He had knowledge of her deteriorating condition," Osceola County Sheriff Maj. Jacob Ruiz says. "Her life depended on [getting care] and he did nothing about it." Detectives believe she likely went into diabetic shock and was unable to call for help; they say Ramirez often left her without a car. After Ramirez was jailed in the manslaughter case, he was re-arrested on a charge of attempted murder in the drive-by shooting case; deputies say he tried to blame the shooting on Cosme-Feliciano. "I just cannot understand why someone left my baby like that," says Cosme-Feliciano's mother. She says her daughter, who had fallen into a bad crowd, had plans to become a nurse or EMT.

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