Virginia: Anais Dymaris Perez charged with DUI manslaughter in crash that killed her son Gianni

Newport News Police

Family asks for donations for burial of Gianni at GOfundMe


Anais Dymaris Perez charged with DUI manslaughter in crash that killed her son

On February 24, 2018, at 6:38 PM, Newport News Communications received a call of an accident in the 1100 block of Old Denbigh Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles involved in a crash.

Police say that their preliminary investigation revealed that a 29-year-old Newport News woman was driving a black sedan northbound on Old Denbigh Boulevard when she was struck by a gray sedan traveling eastbound from Woodside Lane.

The gray sedan was being driven by Anais Dymaris Perez, 31, of Alexandria, Va.
The 12-year-old male was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Newport News Police Department Crash Team Unit is investigating this accident.A 12-year-old male passenger was also riding in the gray vehicle. The two adult female drivers were transported by medics to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Annisa Perez posted this message on her Facebook page:
This hurts to my soul even reading about my own family. But it hurts that an angel had to leave us. Please read this and understand that your children come first before anything and no drink is ever worth the safety or life of your child. It only takes one moment, and those we take for granted are gone forever.
RIP to Gianni. He was the 1st born grandchild in our family. More than a nephew to me, he was like a brother. We grew up together and I always made sure my kids grew up close with him, as well. I’ve never lost someone so close to me and I still cannot fathom the idea of never being able to see nor speak to this wonderful child again. He was a fighter and such an admirable child, so much potential with only 12 years of life on this Earth. I will always love you and you’re always going to live on in our hearts.

GoFundMe Page set up by family to pay for funeral services for Gianni

Child killed by his mother in DUI crash was a student in Newport News

Gianni Perez killed in a crash by his DUI mother Anaisa Perez on Feb. 24, 2018, in Newport News Va. 


The school system released this statement:

The Newport News Public Schools family is saddened to learn of the unexpected death of a Hines Middle School student, following an accident this weekend. To support the Hines students and staff through this challenging time, additional counselors will be present at the school this week. Students and staff who wish to talk with a counselor will be given the opportunity to do so. The school division extends condolences to the student’s family and friends, and stands ready to support and assist them.


Facility Newport News Sheriffs Office
Name Anais Dymaris Perez
Age 31
Visitation Schedule Saturday 7:30 PM To 11 PM
Charge Abuse Neglect Of A Child Reckless Disregard For Life
Bail Amount $0
Charge Dui Manslaughter: Involuntary, Reckless
Bail Amount $0
Charge Dwi: 1st Off, Bac .08-.14 Percent
Bail Amount $0