Updated: 12/28/2013 6:34 PM |
Created: 12/28/2013 6:03 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com
An Albuquerque mother is facing charges after admitting that she repeatedly kicked her 9-year-old son, who later died at the hospital.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 first told viewers about the incident on Friday night.
The boy was initially reported to have died from falling off a rocking horse.
The mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus, is behind bars.
Casaus admitted to repeatedly kicking the boy in the stomach during an argument, which caused him to hit his head on a dresser and the ground.
Police say Casaus continued to kick the boy repeatedly after he hit his head.
Casaus faces charges of child abuse resulting in death.