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    3 arrested at Mass. baby shower brawl
    April 5, 2006

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --An argument at a baby shower escalated into a brawl in which one man was shot and the pregnant guest of honor was beaten with a stick, police said.

    Three people were arrested after the fight, described by police as a "baby shower gone bad."

    Authorities said the shooting victim, Aristotle Garcia, got into a fight with a man who is dating his ex-girlfriend. The argument, over whether the woman let their 5-year-old daughter drink beer, escalated and drew in two other people -- Jazz Rivas and Juan Velazquez, said Police Lt. Cheryl C. Claprood.

    When the baby shower's hostess tried to intervene, Rivas began hitting some of the guests, including the 22-year-old mother-to-be, with a large stick, she said.

    Velazquez fired a gun in the air, then fired it into the crowd, hitting Garcia in the stomach, according to police. Garcia, 26, was in stable condition at Baystate Medical Center. The mother-to-be, who was seven months pregnant, was treated after the incident Saturday and released.

    Velazquez, 19, was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed assault with intent to murder. He pleaded innocent Wednesday and was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

    The man Garcia was initially fighting with, Antonio Santiago, 25, pleaded innocent to similar charges Tuesday and was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

    Rivas, 22, pleaded innocent to three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery on a pregnant female. His bail was set at $10,000.

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    Just look at the names of those involved. Did you really think a baby shower with that many V's and Z's in the peoples names would go so hot?

    Who the hell brings a loaded weapon to a baby shower anyway. Really....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentonFF
    Who the hell brings a loaded weapon to a baby shower anyway. Really....
    Apparently Juan Velazquez does
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    I guess. But you really gotta question whether humans are truly the most intelligent species". Every other animal in the world covets and protects their pregnant females.


    We beat them with "large sticks"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentonFF
    Who the hell brings a loaded weapon to a baby shower anyway. Really....
    This is Springfield...Not one of Massachusetts' nicer cities...actually a real *****hole...And to think, it's only 50 miles from me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeuitEFDems
    This is Springfield...Not one of Massachusetts' nicer cities...actually a real *****hole...And to think, it's only 50 miles from me...
    Oh come on, it's a shining star along the Connecticut River. Sadly, typical of most big cities in Mass. and Connecticut.

    One more reason not to move back to Mass.
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    Default I wonder

    I wonder what they do when they actually celebrate the birth of the child or the wedding of the parents , whoever the father is.

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    I wonder what they do when they actually celebrate the birth of the child

    A choreographed knife fight a la West Side Story, on the the Jerry Springer show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalmatian190
    I wonder what they do when they actually celebrate the birth of the child

    A choreographed knife fight a la West Side Story, on the the Jerry Springer show?
    And choreograhed to that lovely old Paul Anka song .'(You're) Having My Baby' at that!
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