A North Carolina woman was charged with murder in Maryland after a sheriff’s deputy found her holding her toddler’s lifeless body, police say.
Police in Bel Air, Md., allege that a Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving early Sunday morning when he saw a woman, identified as Gloria Elena Hughes, 37, standing in the street holding a lifeless child.
The deputy immediately called for assistance. The child, Jason Garcia, 3, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, the police department says.
According to charging documents obtained by WUSA, WBALTV and WLBT, Hughes was allegedly shown on surveillance video banging her son into the ground several times.