Mom allegedly lets boyfriend beat her baby to death & lies to cops–but “she’s a victim”
A 5-month-old baby was taken off of life support this weekend after police say he was brutally beaten by his mother’s 27-year-old boyfriend.
Little Andres Bravo was brought to the hospital in horrific condition: he had brain injuries, a lung contusion, two black eyes, and bruises on his buttocks. It didn’t take investigators long to figure out that the story mom Sascha Marie Garcia and boyfriend Antwan James Sawyer told them — that Andres had fallen out of his crib — didn’t ring true. Sawyer, who was reportedly caring for the child at the time of the incident while the baby’s mother allegedly worked her job as an exotic dancer, was first charged with aggravated child abuse until the charges were upgraded to attempted felony murder.
I feel for Adolfo Bravo, Andres’ father. The 32-year-old, who reportedly broke up with Garcia just four months ago, says she called him after she returned home from work and found Andres with bruises and wounds to his head and lower body, but that she downplayed the severity of his injuries.
But hooking up with men who may not be the best babysitters is not necessarily a crime. Few people are going to deny that Sawyer’s history with the law is highly, highly concerning — police say he has been arrested 10 times since 2005 and charges against him have included aggravated assault with a weapon and grand theft.
But plenty of women make that call to get involved with men who aren’t law-abiding citizens. Some of them are able to see the good inside of that person — and sometimes they’re right and deserve respect for giving a person who made a mistake another chance at love. Other times, they discover that person is incapable of changing his bad ways.
Right now, all we know is that Garcia needed a babysitter and, for whatever reason, felt she could trust Sawyer.
Oh, and we also know, if the allegations are true, that Garcia lied to the police and the baby’s father–because she was more solicitous for her hot new thug boyfriend than for her own child.
But she was just trying to “see the good” inside him!
Posted by Charlotte Allen