Report: Albuquerque Mom Kicked Unconscious Son

May 16, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report says a mom repeatedly kicked her 9-year-old Albuquerque son while he was unconscious, placed him in a bath tub and waited 30 minutes before calling 911.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the final investigation report from the Children, Youth and Families Department released Thursday said Synthia Varela-Casaus admitted kicking Omaree Varela into a dresser and caused him to hit his head on the floor.

According to the report, Varela-Casaus placed the unconscious child in a bath tub with ice on his head and waited half an hour before calling 911. By the time police and paramedics arrived, Omaree was cold and unresponsive.

The 38-year-old Varela-Casaus was indicted in January on several charges after police say she repeatedly kicked the boy, resulting in his death.