Mother of 10 gets prison for abusing daughter

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SAN DIEGO — A mother who hit her 8-year-old daughter in the head with a broomstick, choked her with a belt and burned her fingers on a stove, because she wasn’t doing her chores, was sentenced today to four years in state prison.

Child Abuse GirlMaria Luisa Garcia, a 35-year-old mother of 10, was convicted in November of felony child abuse, but jurors deadlocked on the charge arising from the finger-burning. In January, Garcia pleaded guilty to unlawful corporal punishment on that allegation.

Deputy District Attorney Matthew Dix said Garcia abused her daughter continuously from August 2012 until the finger-burning on Jan. 16, 2013.

In court today, Dix told Judge Charles Gill that Garcia should get the maximum sentence of six years behind bars, because of her many acts of abuse and lack of remorse.

Defense attorney Zoi A. Jones argued that Garcia should be sentenced to two years in prison, so she could be return to her family sooner.

“Miss Garcia has remorse for her actions,” Jones told the judge, who said the extent of the child’s injuries made the four-year term appropriate.

3 comments

    • castrok

      your lucky she cant read this because for a fact you wouldn't be writing this if she was out, you scary ass. Instead of focusing on her, worry about yourself and your 3 kids, FYI she's not going to be in for long so I wouldn't be commenting stupid shit cause in realty she's coming out with her big house, nice cars and beautiful kids & husband (J.A) who love her. So shut your ass up your a lil too old to be acting like a child Ms. Guerrero. you live your life and you and your sisters who keep checking up on her and all obsessed with her case focus on your life's.

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