POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A girl who is accused of killing a 2-month-old boy statements she blacked out and does not know how she ended up on leading of him, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office environment.
Deputies reported they responded to a residence in Fort Meade on July 3 just after an individual noted that an toddler wasn’t respiratory just after falling out of his crib.
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Judith Torres-Garcia, 31, mentioned she was sleeping around 1 p.m. when the infant’s cries woke her up, so she went to check on the newborn but then she “blacked out” and couldn’t recall what transpired, documents exhibit.
Hipolito Juarez, who was also at the home at the time, mentioned he was in bed when he “heard a smack,” obtained out of mattress and noticed Torres-Garcia on the ground with the toddler beneath her, according to a information release.
Deputies mentioned 32-yr-previous Juarez picked up the infant and understood he was unresponsive, so he and Torres-Garcia named 911. When very first responders arrived, they explained they discovered the victim was not breathing, his eyes were closed and he didn’t have a pulse.
Data exhibit the boy experienced redness to the entrance of his head and inflammation on the sides.
He was taken to a hospital in Tampa, exactly where he died the subsequent day.
A professional medical examiner noted that the boy suffered many skull fractures, bleeding inside of and outside his skull and an personal injury to his leg and as a result, dominated the demise as a homicide, in accordance to the report.
In gentle of these results, Torres-Garcia and Juarez had been questioned to do a reenactment of what transpired to the target on July 3.
Torres-Garcia mentioned she and Juarez had been in mattress when she listened to the sufferer “baby talking” in his bassinet in the other facet of the room so she received up to have a tendency to him, records exhibit.
She instructed the boy, “Hey very good early morning. Great afternoon, gimmie your lil fingers,” and from there she promises she blacked out, the affidavit stated.
“This is the last photo in my head, right after that everything went black,” Torres-Garcia instructed deputies, according to the report. She also reportedly reported, “It’s like the lights went black.”
The upcoming point she remembered was Juarez asking her the place the boy was as she was standing up off the flooring and her replying that he was in the bassinet, information exhibit.
Deputies mentioned Juarez advised them Torres-Garcia was checking on the child when he was continue to in mattress facing away from the bassinet when he “heard a smack” so he acquired out of bed to examine and noticed Torres-Garcia standing up off the flooring then recognized the little one had been underneath her.
As they investigated at the dwelling, deputies stated they located methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
“This 8-7 days-aged toddler was killed by a woman who lives with a convicted felon and unlawful drugs in the dwelling. This baby’s daily life had barely begun. What a tragedy. We will do all the things achievable to make sure this suspect is held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the regulation,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd explained.
Torres-Garcia and Juarez both of those confront costs of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Torres-Garcia faces an more charge of aggravated manslaughter of a baby.
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