“He heard about an accident in New Mexico where a child had died in the car with a drunk mother. He didn’t even know information, as far as the names yet— he knew it was his daughter. Come to find out it was his daughter. This was preventable,” stated Adam Oakey, an lawyer representing Joseph Moya.
Oakey stated a video livestreamed on Martinez’s social media again in November reveals her smoking whereas preparing. A short while later, she’s seen taking a shot in entrance of her daughter Amariah.
“They were put on notice about five months ago through a Facebook livestream by mother where she was literally smoking weed, doing what they call dabs, drinking alcohol, jumping into the car with daughter in the car,” Oakey stated.
On one event, Martinez continued her Fb livestream whereas she was within the automobile with two young children. Oakey additionally stated Joseph Moya notified CYFD about comparable movies each 5 months and 4 days previous to the crash.
“Once the first video came out, a full investigation should have been launched, and they should have looked into it,” stated Joseph Alt, an affiliate lawyer.
Alt stated they’re at present placing collectively an actual timeline that particulars what did and didn’t occur with APD and CYFD.
The wrongful dying lawsuit might contain financial damages, however Oakey stated it’s extra so aimed toward insurance policies and procedures that will not have gone far sufficient.
“He had a trip planned to come see his daughter for Easter. That same trip, he didn’t have to cancel the plans, he just came to bury his daughter,” Oakey added.
CYFD stated they’re conducting a proper fatality investigation into what occurred. A spokesperson despatched KOB4 the next assertion:
Initially, our ideas are with Amariah’s father throughout this troublesome time. The loss of a kid is a horrible factor, it doesn’t matter what the circumstances. Whereas we share the ache of her father’s loss, nonetheless, it could be inappropriate for us to remark additional about this ongoing matter. Discovering justice for the lack of such a ravishing and younger life is paramount, that’s the reason the confidentiality legal guidelines exist that limit disclosure of knowledge till the investigation is full.
KOB four reached out to APD in regard to those allegations, however they’ve but to reply.