My mother has often told me that her job as grandmother to my son is to spoil him rotten! Sadly, not all mothers or grandmothers feel that way. In Haltom City, Texas a grandmother actually pleaded guilty to murdering her grandson in March 2016.
At first, Patricia Flores, 44, told the police that her 2-year-old grandson Lyfe “Gabe” Flores had accidentally gotten into a tub of hot water she was using. But, the skin on Lyfe’s feet was burned off, and he had burns on his genitals and buttocks as well.
So, the evidence wasn’t lining up – how would his genitals and buttocks be burned if he had gotten into the tub on his own? Patricia thought she could treat Lyfe’s burns since she had a background in nursing. Lyfe’s burns went essentially untreated for six days.
Flores finally called 911 when Lyfe’s eyes rolled back, Lyfe died on April 4, 2016. Not only did the police find burns on his small body, but he also had missing teeth, knots on the back of his head, and bruises.
Haltom City police spokesman Matt Spillane said that the fact that Flores had waited so long to get treatment for his severe injuries showed that is wasn’t an accident.
Child Protective Services had placed Lyfe and his 5-month old sister in Flores’ home just a few weeks before Lyfe’s death, according to Dallasnews.com. Flores was sentenced this past week and was given a 57-year jail sentence! Share away, people.
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