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Former Goleta Residents Charged with Child's Death
updated: Jul 15, 2015, 4:20 PM
By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com
A 9-year-old boy, who has ties to the Goleta area, passed away in Maryland after alleged physical
The Herald-Mail reports 26-year-old Oriana Iris Garcia, the boy's mother, and 23-year-old
Jacob Andrew Barajas, the uncle, were arrested and held on $5 million bail on Monday by the
Hagerstown, Maryland Police department. The mother's boyfriend was previously arrested for
severely discipling the child after he allegedly ate cake without permission.
An edhat subscriber reports the 9-year-old boy, Jack Kirby Garcia, attended Ellwood Elementary
School in Goleta earlier this year before moving to the east coast.
The incident took place on June 30th and Jack passed on July 5th from his injuries. Robert Leroy
Wilson, Oriana's boyfriend, was previously arrested for first-degree physical abuse of a child resulting
in severe physical injury and other offenses. His bond was set at $1 million and those charges are
expected to be upgraded as a result of the boy's death.
Oriana Garcia and Barajas were recently arrested as police learned they were planning to fly to the
West Coast. The charging documents for Barajas and Garcia state that Jack Garcia's injuries were
"consistent with torture" and included extensive blunt force trauma injuries to the head and brain, and
bruising to the body consistent with blunt or compressive force.
Read the full article and report on Herald Mail Media.
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