“Parents From Hell”: 5-Year-Old Daughter Starved To Death
Details in a horrible case of fatal child abuse have been revealed in an Oregon court. According to Crime Online, a brutally abusive couple from Redmond withheld food from their daughter until she died from malnourishment.
The Bend Bulletin reports that Estevan Garcia, 34, and Sacora Horn-Garcia, 31, were arrested on April 6 and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment, stemming from the December 22, 2016, death of Maliyha Hope Garcia, 5. According to Dr. Clifford Nelson, a deputy state medical examiner, Maliyha died from “an intentional lack of food and medical attention.”
According to text messages reportedly exchanged between the couple, they knew the severity of Maliyha’s condition, yet failed to get her medical treatment. They discussed taking the little girl to an emergency room shortly before she died, but ultimately decided against it.
“Would you feel scared taking her in to urgent care most likely they would just swab her nose to see if she has the flu,” Garcia texted to Horn-Garcia on December 21, 2016. “I dont know,” Horn-Garcia responded back.