A Las Vegas woman was recently taken into custody on a child abuse charge after a teenager skateboarding died after he was struck while hanging on to her car, police said.
Anais Hernandez, 36, was recently arrested and freed on bail in connection with the deadly incident involving 15-year-old Anthony De La Torre on May 13, 2022, WECT reported.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the boy asked Hernandez if he could grab on to the vehicle while she drove.
Hernandez refused the request, but police said she allowed the child’s 19-year-old unlicensed aunt, Destiny Jimenez, to get behind the wheel and pull the boy.
Police said the child was dragged underneath the vehicle during the stunt and was bleeding from the head.
“It felt like we ran over a bump,” Hernandez allegedly later told investigators. The teenager died at the hospital four days after the incident.
Jimenez allegedly admitted she had been drinking and smoking marijuana before her nephew was injured, police said.
She pleaded guilty in connection with the teenager’s death and earlier this year she was handed a suspended sentence of 28 to 72 months and placed on probation fro three years, KVVU reported.
Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court on July 18.
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