A nine-year-old boy was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake.


The uncle of the boy, Jacob Barajas, 24, entered a plea of guilty to first-degree child abuse, reports Daily Mail.

He faces up to 15 years at his sentencing, which hasn’t been scheduled. The offense carries a maximum penalty of 25 years.

Jack Garcia, nine, died on July 5, 2015. Court records released last year claimed he had been handcuffed for up to three hours a day for a week before the deadly assault.

The incident was sparked because Jack had taken a slice of birthday cake that belonged to Wilson’s daughter, investigators were told at the time.

The 24-year-old is one of three people charged in relation to the death, including Robert Wilson – Jack’s mother’s boyfriend – who is serving a 30-year sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for beating the young boy after Barajas had handcuffed him to a chair.

Jack’s mother, Oriana Garcia, is scheduled for trial in February on charges including second-degree murder.

They all lived at the same apartment where the nine-year-old was killed.

An autopsy found the nine-year-old died from head injuries.

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  • Did the boy’s Mother even try to stop her boyfriend? I can’t put on here my real thoughts about the murderer. The Administrators would ban me. I wonder how much this boy endured before he finally passed away from his horrific injuries.


  • Poor child! :-( That man needs treatment. And that little boy.. rest in peace. :-(


  • Over cake? Honestly what is happening with people?? I dont understand why there is so much anger. That poor little darling.


  • How sad.. ????????????


  • That is just terrible! I hope his mother and the other people involved gets the highest sentence possible!


  • Disgusting human beings! These “people” deserve so much more than they get… Life in prison is a minimum! ????????


  • This is just senseless,hope they get locked up for a long sentence.


  • what a crazy world how can people be so cruel. i hope they all get life, stupid trash!!


  • How horrific and evil this is !!
    My heart is going out to Jack who has gone through so much suffering in his life.
    I find comfort in the thought he is experiencing true joy, comfort and acceptance by God in heaven now.


  • Absolutely vile and horrific and this should not happen to any child or person. Poor young boy – unimaginable horror for him, may he rest in peace. The law needs to give justice.


  • Is child abuse happening more and more, or are we just hearing about it more? This is absolutely shocking that adults could abuse children in this way. R.I.P. Jack. I hope you’re at peace.


  • vile creatures, hope the other prisoners treat them “well”


  • Story after story of parents beating, abusing and killing their children – very distressing. I hope you are at rest young Jack.


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