Defence suggests lying mother harmed infant

Adriel Da Silva Garcia died of injuries he allegedly received from a man who was caring for him.

Adriel Da Silva Garcia died of injuries he allegedly received from a man who was caring for him.

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:25 PM ET

TORONTO — Lying mother Jessica DaSilva was accused Thursday of inflicting horrendous abuse upon her baby and concealing his injuries so that authorities wouldn’t take him away.

Defence lawyer Paula Rochman accused DaSilva of bruising her five-month-old son Adriel Garcia before Sept. 11, 2010, the day she dumped him on her boyfriend Ronny Munoz-Hernandez so that she could attend her distant second cousin’s wedding.

“I suggest that prior to Sept. 11, there were times when either you were pinching at Adriel, or twisting and you did things to cause those bruises,” suggested Rochman.

“No, I would never do that,” the sobbing 23-year-old responded.


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