Jason Garcia : 37-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Allegedly Slamming Young Son to Ground

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : BEL AIR, Md. (TCD) — A shocking incident occurred in Bel Air, Maryland, where a 37-year-old woman was arrested after surveillance video allegedly showed her slamming her young son to the ground multiple times. The incident took place on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 5:25 a.m., when an off-duty deputy from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office witnessed a woman standing in the street “holding a lifeless infant child” at 404 N. Main St. The deputy immediately contacted the Bel Air Police, and officers quickly arrived at the scene.

The police immediately began lifesaving measures on the child, identified as 3-year-old Jason Garcia. However, their efforts were unsuccessful, and Garcia was pronounced deceased at approximately 6 a.m. at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Following the investigation, the Bel Air Police arrested the child’s mother, Gloria Hughes, on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. The police pointed out that “significant evidence, including video evidence” led to her arrest.

According to WUSA-TV, Garcia’s father had called the Morgantown, North Carolina, Police on Dec. 2, reporting that his son and Hughes were traveling to Maryland amid a custody dispute. The same day, Hughes and Garcia went to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center after Garcia ingested a type of acid. They were discharged on Sunday morning at around 12:15 a.m.

Surveillance video later revealed that Hughes allegedly slammed her son on the sidewalk, leaving him immobile for over an hour. Doctors at the hospital discovered that Garcia had suffered a skull fracture and sustained a large rash on his face.

While investigators are still working to determine the motive behind this tragic incident, the community is left in shock and mourning for the loss of an innocent life. Cases like these serve as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and reporting any suspicions of child abuse to the authorities.

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