Midland Mom Facing Injury to a Child Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland mom accused of an unthinkable crime, spanking her kid so hard she ruptured her son's bladder.

24-year-old Gecenia Escobar is charged with injury to a child.

Escobar told police that while disciplining her son, she got on top of him on a bed and held him down and began spanking him with a belt.

During the spanking, Escobar told police she accidentally kneed the boy in the stomach, causing his bladder to rupture.

Her bond is set at $100,000.