Two years after five-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez disappeared during a visit with his father Ernesto, two years after Ernesto was charged with child endangerment, one year and ten months after Ernesto told a news reporter he had murdered his son, one year and nine months after the child endangerment charge was dropped and Ernesto was charged with parental kidnapping and misleading the police instead: the trial has been postponed yet again. They are still waiting on some DNA report out of Texas, it seems.
I feel so sorry for Giovanni’s mother, Daisy Colon. She did everything right. Although she and Ernesto had separated years before, she wanted her son to have a father in his life. She even attended counseling sessions with Ernesto so they could both be better parents. And then he did something — God only knows what — to that little boy, who was only five and had never hurt anyone. The article I linked to says Daisy has attended every court proceeding on the case. Somehow, she’s managed to not throttle Ernesto yet.
I really hope Giovanni is alive. More to the point, I hope Ernesto tells the truth about what he did to him. This is Sam and Lindsey Porter all over again.