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Florida Teen Kills Sleeping Mother with Newborn Nearby: Disturbing Details Emerge



Clear Facts:

  • A 13-year-old in Florida is accused of fatally stabbing his sleeping mother, with his 2-week-old half-sister present.
  • The teen took photos of his mother post-stabbing and shared them on social media, later calling 911 to confess.
  • Authorities are still investigating the motive, while locals remembered the teen as a “good kid” with no prior issues.

A chilling murder scene unraveled in Hialeah, Florida, where a 13-year-old boy allegedly killed his mother in cold blood, all while his 2-week-old half-sister was in the same room.

According to the Hialeah Police Department (HPD), the teen dialed 911 around 11:30 p.m. on October 12, admitting to the heinous act.

When authorities arrived at the Amelia Oaks Apartments, they found the lifeless body of 39-year-old Irina Garcia, bearing multiple stab wounds, chillingly positioned in front of her baby’s crib.

The young suspect, whose identity remains protected due to his age, didn’t evade responsibility. Police promptly arrested him at the scene. As of the weekend, he stands accused of second-degree murder as a juvenile.

Yet, as the investigation unfolds, HPD and state prosecutors are contemplating whether he should be tried as an adult on charges of first-degree murder, which would imply premeditated intent.

What further intensifies the horror of this case is a revelation from the arrest report. HPD Lt. Eddie Rodriguez disclosed in an email interview with Newsweek that after committing the crime, the boy disturbingly snapped photographs of his deceased mother and disseminated them via social media. He then reportedly called a friend, admitting outright to the murder.

The heartbreaking scenario left more questions than answers. Garcia’s newborn was found unharmed, a silver lining in this tragic tale. The teen’s stepfather, married to Garcia and the biological father of the newborn, was out of state working in Georgia when the tragedy struck.

Speaking about the incident, Rodriguez expressed deep sorrow, remarking, “This is heartbreaking. I never would have imagined something like this, a 13-year-old child taking his mother’s life. It’s a very sad story.”

The motive remains a mystery. Despite rigorous investigative efforts, HPD detectives have yet to unearth a clear reason behind the boy’s actions.


What adds to the perplexity is Rodriguez’s statement that locals remembered the young boy as a “good kid.” He was an eighth-grader at iMater Academy in Hialeah, and there were no prior warning signs.

“From what I understand there were no other calls to the apartment and people here said he was a good kid and as far as we know there were no mental health issues,” Rodriguez revealed.

The boy’s 911 call wasn’t solely a confession; it was also a cry for help. The arrest report mentions that the 13-year-old reached out to authorities out of fear that he might harm his newborn half-sister and himself.

Trying to make sense of the situation, Rodriguez concluded, “We are still scratching our heads as to what brought him to do such a thing and take his mother’s life.”

We want to know what you think! Share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. Danna

    October 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    JEALOUSY! He has obviously been an “only child” for 13 yrs, now someone else has taken his place w/his mother. Someone may have also given him a drug, which gave him the courage to do what he was wanting to do, or Mother may have refused to let him go/do something he wanted to do. Any direction, still point back to one main thing. JEALOUSY! Probably the #1 cause of every crime committed, anytime, anyplace! AND THAT comes from one place-SATAN! W/out God, we are no better than animals. That is why the aim of the Communist Manifesto of 1937, made it’s #1 priority-REMOVE GOD! Once you’ve done that, the rest is/was all downhill! It was the cause of the “original sin”! Satan was jealous of Adam and Eve; then Cain was jealous of his brother, Able! And, on and on it goes!

    • Lori

      October 22, 2023 at 6:39 am

      Bullsh**. Not ALL of us humans need a crutch. Some of us think for ourselves and do not need a sky daddy.
      Ffs, dude.

  2. Patrick A Cross

    October 21, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Will there be a hangin’ party for this piece of teen trash?

  3. Barb

    October 21, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    I agree! JEALOUSY!! But he should have killed his half sister and not his mother. But he could also have been upset cuz of her having another man in their lives.

    • Lynne

      October 21, 2023 at 7:56 pm

      Good point. The attention wasn’t on him anymore but on hubby and new baby. Plus he’s probably smart enough to know he’ll probably get away with it.

    • Mike G.

      October 21, 2023 at 8:35 pm

      Brilliant reply Barb, killing a 2-week-old innocent baby was a far better choice in your eyes. And Patrick your comment wasn’t much better either.
      I agree with all the comments about jealousy. .

    • LIn

      October 21, 2023 at 10:09 pm

      To Barb- This teen should not have killed anyone.
      My parents raised me with this idea: “treat others
      as you want to be treated.” Too bad all parents do
      not say that to their children several times a year.

  4. Rosie46

    October 21, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Was this boy on psychotropic drugs that the pharmacy companies have pushed for years to control children. It is not trying to excuse what he did, but it should be looked into. Every mass killer has been in psychotropic drugs, but the anti-gun cartel wants to blame guns, not drugs.

  5. DrJim

    October 21, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Drugs like Halcyon often involved.

  6. Patricia Ann Moody

    October 22, 2023 at 5:55 am

    There is so much more to this case. Yes, IT might have been Jealousy, or this child was “ABUSED “! I feel he was compelled to do this but , “Just Lost it”! He needs Help! Please , give this child a mental evaluation! You will get your answers, most Murders are committed for a reason. He did Wrong, but I sense CHILD/ABUSE!!!

  7. Lucia Garza

    October 22, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Multiple ‘daddies’ indicates an unstable home life. Multiple stabs means lots of pent up anger. Boy was in a charter school because he could not function in s regular school. Lots and lots of red flags.

  8. Joe Buckstrap

    October 23, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Though poorly written one can gather from this article that this disturbed individual unfit to live in society is a Cuban sociopath.

    • George

      October 29, 2023 at 8:42 pm

      Look for the buried animals in the backyard. Sociopath.

  9. Go Woke Go Broke leftist

    November 28, 2023 at 10:30 am

    All this is the leftist brainwashing of our children today these leftist haters think they have the right to destroy our children the government according to commie joe the traitor says these our the governments children and parents don’t have rights to guide their children all leftist propaganda right along with the lying fake media’s and social media is destroying and lying to these kids Big Tech is also to blame right along with this phony Trans gender ideology convincingly our child they were born the wrong sex that’s Grooming and indoctrination out of hate, as is Marxist crt which is based on Marxism and hate! Bottom line our kids are told men can be women and women are inferior and a man can do a better job being a woman all this crap is being thrown at our children which by the way is because of the corrupt teachers union bosses starting with hater weingarden the destroyer! Children are being convinced if they mutilate their bodies to be the sex they should have they would be better off and these leftist Doctors go right along the bottom line for this scum leftist is the MONEY and TOTAL CONTROL of the people! Wake up America we the people HAVE been lied to Again & Again!

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