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Chester Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Toddler Daughter

Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia

A Chester man is charged with the attempted murder after he allegedly savagely beat his 26 month old daughter. Hector Charles Garcia, 23, of Chester, was babysitting his daughter in Reading on the night of March 17, 2010. Emergency responders were sent to a residence on Spring Street for a report of a choking or unresponsive child.

The little girl was eventually transported to Hershey Medical Center, where she nearly died on the operating table. She had severe injuries: a massive brain injury, ligament twisting in her neck, her pancreas was nearly torn in two and she had eight rib fractures.

Her doctor did not believe the child’s injuries were accidental. The injuries were a classic shake and slam case, meaning the child was shaken and slammed against something or into or onto something.

Today, the child is blind and will never walk. She is completely care dependant.

Detectives learned that Hector Charles Garcia was babysitting the child while the biological mother was at work. These injuries occurred during the time the child was in the custody and care of Garcia.

Garcia was arrested on February 19, 2013 and charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder of the First Degree, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Endangering the Welfare of Children. He is currently in Berks County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail.

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8 Comments to “Chester Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Toddler Daughter”

    Linda said:
    February 20, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    He needs to stay in prison for the rest of his life with hopes that the other inmates do to him what he has done to this little baby girl!!!

    JustSayin said:
    February 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Disgusting! All I can say is, Karma's a B*tch!! He will get his, although that will not make what he did right……I hope he suffers for what he did!!

    Patricia said:
    February 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Not only should this so called man stay in prison but on the chance that he may get out he should be castrated so he will never make another child. With the way the prison system is today there is the chance that for good behavior he will get out unless he gets life!!!

      Al P said:
      February 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      It takes two losers to tango in this danse macabre. Are you forgetting the mother? She is at least as much to blame. The child is the victim. The "parents" are the perps. When you vote tax dollars for these miscreants, this is what you buy for your money.

        amn4evaloved said:
        February 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        are you forgetting the mother wasn't present? don't blame her when she wasn't even in the residence when it happened. you think she doesn't have to live with this for the rest of her life without your uneducated judgement! people like you…ugh…make me sick.and this has nothing to do with tax money…

    Al P said:
    February 20, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Welcome to The Great Society.

    ROBIN said:
    February 20, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    HE WILL GET HIS IN PRISON FOR PEOPLE WHO DO WRONG TO CHILDREN ARE FROWNED UPON IN PRISON AND HE'S BE LUCKY IF HE SURVIVES…….WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT

    Pattie Crider said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    It is disgusting human-beings like this bag of shit…..well prison and whatever he gets there, he deserves.

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