Mother admits burning daughter’s fingers on stove

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SAN DIEGO — A woman previously convicted of child abuse, pleaded guilty Tuesday to burning seven of the child’s fingers on a stove.

Child Abuse GirlMaria Luisa Garcia, a 35-year-old mother of 10, was convicted in November of felony child abuse for whacking her 8-year-old daughter in the head with a broomstick, choking her and hitting her with a belt. However, jurors deadlocked on the charge stemming from the finger-burning.

Garcia, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawful corporal punishment, faces up to six years in state prison. Sentencing is set for March 5.

Deputy District Attorney Matthew Dix said earlier that Garcia abused her daughter continuously from August 2012 until the finger-burning incident last Jan. 16.

The prosecutor said Garcia burned her daughter’s fingers because the girl wasn’t doing her chores.

17 comments

    • JJ Dilon

      Don know your role and shut your pie hole, there is nothing wrong with collecting welfare if she really needs it. everyone needs help every now and then. I bet you need help getting off crystal meth lol.

      • Guest

        Don raises a good point we should all pay attention to…..

        @Bruce and JJ….she is a "35" year old child abusing mother of "10". Thats a red flag you morons! But i'm guessing neither of you pays any taxes to support this excuse for a mother and her small army. I bet you need help getting off your couch!

        ….they should require IQ tests before selling keyboards….no wonder Cali is in such bad shape…god help us….

        • JJ Dilon

          Hahahah "Guest" if that's your real name. I need help getting off my couch??? Come talk to me when you own 2 different successful businesses at the age of 26 and make over $150,000 a year moron. I bet you work at McDonalds and still live in your mom's garage dumbass!!! Next time don't judge people so quickly you racist prick. You don't know who supports her or how she lives you don't live in her house you live in your mom's garage remember lol.

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  • Wes b

    I feel for the kids but we need people to pay there fair share if they have this many kids! People need to man up and tell society to stop having 10 kids of you cannot parent this many.

  • irateiconoclast

    Illustrates once again the urgent need for more abortion, capital punishment, contraception, eugenics, euthanasia and sterilization! Maggots shouldn't be allowed to reproduce!

  • Esco

    If she's doing that there's no way she'll raise 10 healthy, well rounded kids. She should relinquish custody and do what's right, these kids deserve better.

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