Mother accused of murder after 7 year old son is fatally stabbed
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Officers responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 800 block of SE 50th Street on Sunday, February 6, shortly after 4:30 and found a woman outside the home with "blood on her person" holding a two-year-old infant in her arms.
According to the statement released by the Oklahoma City Police Department the woman, identified as 27-year-old Carina Romero, told officers that someone had killed a child inside the home.
She then went into the residence with the infant and closed the door behind her, refusing entry to the police officers.
Officers then forced entry to the home.
Romero as taken into custody without incident and the two-year-old was recovered and found to be uninjured.
The child is now in the custody and care of Child Protective Services.
Inside the home officers found the body of a young boy, identified by family as 7-year-old Jamie Garcia Jr, stabbed to death.
"It's sad anytime someone is murdered like this, Sgt. Gary Knight was quoted by KVOA as saying. "But it really does shock the conscience when you're talking about a child being stabbed to death, a death in this manner."
The Oklahoma City Sentinel reports that witnesses overheard Romero blaming her husband for the boy's death, but that evidence collected from the scene, paired with injuries found on Romero's hands, indicated that she was responsible for the stabbing.
Romero has been booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a charge of first degree murder of a child. Her next court date was not listed.
Jamie's aunt, Zaira Garcia spoke with KFOR.
"He was kind. He was loving. He was super simple and humble. Honestly, I adore him," she said of her nephew.
While Romero and her husband were currently separated and evidently had an on-again-off-again relationship, something like this had never occurred to Garcia.
"It never crossed my mind," she said. "I'm so confused because at one point, you know, I was very close to her, and I didn't see this coming." She questioned later in the interview, "Why did it happen? How did it get so ugly? I don't understand. You know, any time I watched him, he was such an easy little boy."
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