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Chicago Prosecutors: Three charged after burned remains of 4-year old boy are discovered

August 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chicago Prosecutors: Three charged after burned remains of 4-year old boy are discovered

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Chicago prosecutors have charged three people after firefighters discovered the badly burned malnourished remains of a 4-year-old boy, who had been kept in a back room of his family’s home that reeked of feces and urine, officials said on Thursday.

Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini told Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil when firefighters discovered the body of Manuel Aguilar in an abandoned home on Tuesday, he was so small that investigators believed it was the body of a 9-month-old baby,

Santini said Manuel had been kept in a room where the family would store bicycles and often left unclothed so the boy he wouldn’t urinate on himself.

The prosecutor also stated that the child would have to knock on the door so he could go to the bathroom, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Among those arrested include, Alyssa Garcia, 27, the boy’s mother; her friend Christian Camarena, 19; and a 17-year-old minor.

All three suspects face concealment of a death and attempted residential arson charges in connection with the boy’s death.

The judge set a $2 million bond for Garcia and ordered Camarena held on a $1 million bail. Authorities placed the 17-year-old in juvenile custody.

“Witness said Manny didn’t like being in the back room, and he would scream, ‘Let me out,'” Santini said during the court proceeding.

Prosecutors said on July 29th, Garcia discovered her son naked, who had stopped breathing.

Garcia and the 17-year-old proceeded to wash Manuel’s body, put clothes him, before wrapping him in a towel and taking him to an abandoned home, where they set the boy’s body on fire.

In a video-recorded statement, Garcia, who recently gave birth to premature twins, confessed she failed to call for help or seek medical attention for Manuel out of fear the Child Services would remove her other kids out of her care, Santini said.

The Department of Children and Family Services have had prior contact with Garcia, who was placed on 18-months supervision back in 2012 for endangering the life of a child.

Garcia’s week-old twins remain hospitalized for monitoring, according to a Child Services spokesman.

Additional charges could be filed once the medical examiner’s office determine a cause of death, police said.

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