Mom accused of kicking son to death tells 911 his sibling pushed him

Updated: 01/28/2014 12:52 PM | Created: 01/28/2014 11:48 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra and Elizabeth Reed, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Audio of the 911 call an Albuquerque mother made after police said she killed her son has been released.

Police said Synthia Varela-Casaus kicked her 9-year-old son, Omaree, to death last month. Varela-Casaus has pleaded not guilty to several charges, including child abuse resulting in death.

In her call to police, Varela-Casaus told the dispatcher Omaree was pushed off a metal horse by her 2-year-old son.

Dispatcher: He was pushed off a metal horse?
Varela-Casaus: He was playing on it and my little boy gets real aggressive and doesn't like to share. And so I thought Omaree's leg had got stuck and he had enough time to catch himself. But he didn't catch himself. I heard him hit his head.

Varela-Casaus told the dispatcher she tried giving him CPR, but at the time of the call, she said he was still breathing. 

When officers arrived at the house, they found Omaree unresponsive.

Police said Varela-Casaus later admitted to kicking her son so hard that he fell and hit his head twice. She said it was an accident.

Varela-Casaus' other two children remain in state custody.

Police say Omaree Varela, 9, was kicked to death by his mother.
Synthia Varela-Casaus is charged in her son's death.

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