WI–Woman charged with 8 counts of child abuse for attempting to kill her 2-month-old son at Children’s Hospital
Police say video shows Erika Gutierrez repeatedly pinching the infant’s nose and putting her hand on his face in an attempt to smother him
WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee mother faces eight felony charges after, investigators say, she tried to kill her 2-month-old son. The boy is currently being treated at Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa.
Salvador Gutierrez cries for his wife, Erika, and their son, Jose. He says she’s not a murderer, but police say Erika Gutierrez tried to kill her son.
“Something must have clicked in her head to make her do that. Depression – she was going through a lot of depression,” says Salvador.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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