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Four Year Old Beaten To Death As Horrific Punishment For Dropping A Meatball Out Of Subway Sandwich

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Gone: Kayla Garcia, 4, was beaten to death in May during a horrific disciplinary session for dropping a meatball out of her Subway sandwich, her mother has claimed

A four-year-old girl was beaten to death during a horrific punishment for dropping a meatball out of her Subway sandwich, her mother has claimed.

Melanie Garcia, 21, brought Kayla Garcia to San Antonio's Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, where employees called Texas police when they saw the girl covered in bruises and cigarette burns.

She initially said the injuries were caused by a fall, but she now claims her then-boyfriend Matthew Carrillo, 23, beat the child to death merely for dropping food on the floor.

 
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Accused: Melanie Garcia, 21, left, initially said the injuries were caused by a fall, but in court last week she claims her ex-boyfriend Matthew Carrillo, 23, right, beat the child to death for dropping food on the floor

The gruesome details were revealed when Miss Garcia gave evidence at a preliminary hearing for her ex-boyfriend Matthew Carrillo according to the San Antonio Express News

Both Carrillo and Garcia have been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child after Kayla died from her injuries on May 9, 2012.

Prosecutors in Houston, Texas, said they are considering bringing capital murder charges that could lead to the death penalty.

 

Garcia told the court her boyfriend allegedly carried out the beating because her daughter had dropped a meatball from her sandwich as they walked home from a Subway restaurant. He had lived with the women for six months preceding the incident, officers told the MailOnline

She also said he was angry that she was walking too slow and when they reached home the punishment began.

Carrillo then had the child pull down her pants and underwear and brace herself against a couch.

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Tragedy: Garcia brought Kayla Garcia to San Antonio's Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, where employees called police when they saw the girl covered in bruises and cigarette burns

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Home: Carrillo lived with the women for six months at this San Antonio address preceding the incident

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Sandwich: Both Carrillo and Garcia have been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child after Kayla died from her injuries on May 9, 2012

When the child threw herself to the floor as Carrillo struck her, he picked her up by one arm and began hitting her all over with his belt as she dangled in front of him, Garcia said.

He then had her lift a phone book and a box parallel to the ground for an extended period, Garcia said.

She claimed Carrillo slapped the child and pushed her to the ground, causing her to hit her head.

When Garcia was rushed to hospital after she stopped breathing doctors found her body covered in bruises, including on her genitals, a burn on her thigh and her retinas hemorrhaging.

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Playful: Garcia also said Carrillo was angry at the girl for walking too slow and when they reached home the punishment began

Garcia said she told paramedics her daughter had hit her head after falling out of her toy wagon.

She told the court Carrillo had ordered her to lie to authorities and was terrified of him and his family.

'She used to tell him that he was her best friend,' Garcia said through tears of her daughter and Carrillo, who was living with them at the time of the death. 

'It wasn't supposed to happen like this. I love my daughter.'

Lawyers for Carrillo said Garcia is bipolar and was cooperating with authorities to avoid any of the blame. She has two previous arrests for drug possession, documents show.

Garcia said she was told by prosecutors she could still face charges.

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Beaten: Carrillo then had the child pull down her pants and underwear and brace herself against a couch 

Child services were called to the couple's home in March of this year on child abuse accusations.

'We located the child and the mom, took photographs, interviewed the gentleman involved and we found nothing,' Mary Walker, an agency spokeswoman for Child Protective Services, said to the San Antonio Express News 

'Although a case worker conducted a thorough investigation, no evidence of abuse was found at the time.'

The investigation occurred only two months before Kayla died.

'It's absolutely tragic,' Mrs Walker said. 'Sometimes we see what they want us to see. We rely on people to tell us what's true, and that doesn't always work out.'

Melanie Garcia was released from jail without bail after agreeing to submit to a lie detector test and to testify against Carrillo if necessary.

Carrillo's bid to be freed from jail due to lack of probable cause was denied by Magistrate Judge Andrew Carruthers, but he did order his bond reduced from $200,000 to $100,000.

Kayla was buried on May 16 in the San Fernando Cemetery.




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Comment by Bombahdrop on December 20, 2013 at 10:43am
R.I.p
Comment by Julia thomas on August 15, 2012 at 11:50am

So sad.....RIP

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on August 11, 2012 at 7:49am

@ Tanya u right !!! No it was not worth it at the leaast

@Alexander that saying I totally agree with ,my mother wopped me with anyting in her hand reach but this is not the same she never beat me fe dead tho at times it felt like it!!! LOL

@ Shawna I tell this to people all the time just because some one can make a child dose not make them a good parent and these libral groups keep telling them to have the child have the child instead of preaching abstinance and protection!!! then when some one dose there a prude or old but these children are suffering behind this at an alarming rate.

The Story is sad fe true and I was only being silly but this happens more often then u think !!!

Comment by marcus anthony on August 9, 2012 at 11:54pm

s*** makes me MAD. R.I.P LIL 1

Comment by alexander shaw on August 8, 2012 at 10:34pm

How come the Bible Beaters with their "Spare the rod and spoil the child" quote are silent on this one? I wonder.

Comment by shawna thompson on August 8, 2012 at 9:23pm
The real question here is why is he living with her and her girl child for the past 6 months? If he's not the father there is no reason why he is with that child alone and feels like he has the right to put his hands on another mans child..that right there has to come from the mother and her carelessness (moving some man in with her) no one can possibly say she never knew what kind of person he was or what kind o tendencies this man had...all I have to say is wait until he gets to jail. All of those men that wish they can see their children on watch them make a mess and cannot because they are in jail for the rest of their lives.
Comment by tanya on August 8, 2012 at 9:22pm

@ Ruff de Gehto Travler LMAO..the story is long, but it is a tragedy.

This chick let a stranger kill her child and now they both might get the death penalty. Was that meatball worth the death penalty? 

Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on August 8, 2012 at 8:55pm

why is this man touching some one else child. that alone he want shooting  

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on August 8, 2012 at 4:28pm

This story is too long !!!!! can sum this up real quick !!! baby mama new boyfriend , young mother no job but gets child suppport , not his kid no luv child losses life . sad sad sad!!!! Poor child may god shine luv on u in your next life!!!

Comment by Dainty357 on August 8, 2012 at 2:13pm

YOU ARE AN IGNOMINIOUS MOTHER DO TIME IN JAIL FOR ALLOWING YOUR FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO GET ABUSE BY A MAN LIVING WITH YOU FOR 6 MONTHS OBVIOUSLY HE IS NOT HER FATHER SMDH

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