BEL AIR, M.d. (WBTV) – A mother has been arrested and charged in the beating death of her young son in Maryland, police said.
The 3-year-old toddler was identified by the Bel Air Police Department as Jason Garcia from Morganton, N.C. He was transported to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around 6 a.m. on Dec. 3.
According to officials, around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers with the Bel Air Police Department responded to the 400 block of North Main Street in regards to a cardiac arrest involving a child.
Bel Air Police stated that an off-duty Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving past the location and observed a woman standing in the street, holding a lifeless child. The deputy immediately called for assistance and police arrived within minutes.
Life-saving measures were immediately started on the infant, according to officials.
Police say that significant evidence, including video evidence, shows that the infant’s mother Gloria Hughes, 37, was involved in the death of her son.
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