9-year-old boy handcuffed and beaten for eating birthday cake without permissionBy Mason White 4:24 PM July 7, 2015
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A 9-year-old boy died after he was handcuffed and beaten for eating birthday cake without permission.
The boy of Maryland, was beaten by her mother’s boyfriend for taking a slice of birthday cake without asking permission.
Another man who was at the home, called police after 30-year-old Robert Wilson handcuffed the boy, threw him to the ground and beat him, Hagerstown police said.
9-year-old Jack Garcia was left in critical condition after his mother refused medical attention. He was hospitalized for five days before he died on Sunday.
Wilson, 30, was charged with first-degree assault and child abuse, but the charges will likely be upgraded because the boy died of his injuries.
According to the police investigation, Wilson, who was babysitting the child, was furious when he discovered the child took the piece of cake without permission.
Wilson beat the child, but before emergency workers arrived, the boy’s mother came home.
She then went outside and sent the paramedics away, saying that her son was “congested” and did not need any help.
Medical workers returned about 4 hours later after the boy had difficulty breathing.
Wilson’s bail was set at $1 million. Police said that the mother is being investigated, but so far, she has not been arrested.