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Officers expressed hope that perhaps looking at his laptop could shed light on why Derek Rosa, 13, killed Irina Garcia, 39. He is accused of being a minor, but police identified him because he faces a felony: second-degree murder. Police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez told Law&Crime that Rosa called 911 on Thursday at 11:30 p.m. The teen allegedly told dispatch that he had stabbed his mother to death. Rosa was “very polite” even in the 911 call, Rodriguez said. It was all “Yes ma’am; “No, ma’am,” he said. The agents arrived at the apartment, where they arrested him and found García’s body next to a crib, in which Rosa’s 14-day-old half-sister lay. The baby was physically unharmed, Rodriguez said.
Derek Rosa is 13 years old.
Mother, son and daughter were the only people home as the stepfather, a truck driver, was in north Georgia at the time, police said. The Florida Department of Children and Families briefly took custody of the baby, but her maternal grandmother arrived and cared for her until her father could return, Rodriguez said. In all, there is currently no indication as to why Rosa allegedly murdered her mother. He did not explain why he killed her, police said. The murder “left everyone stunned,” Rodríguez said. He called it a “great tragedy,” leaving Garcia’s mother without a daughter and Rosa’s biological father essentially without a son. The lieutenant described Rosa as an eighth grade student and an honor roll student at iMater Charter Middle and High School. Friends and family described him as a “good kid” and an outstanding student. The teenager had no history of mental health problems; Neither did his family. There were no fights and he got along well with both his stepfather and his half-sister, Rodriguez said.