ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The young mother accused with her boyfriend in the savage beating of her 11-month-old son began to cry in court Friday when prosecutors as for a high bond.
Hanna Smith, 18, is facing charges of child abuse resulting in great bodily injury or death, the same charge leveled at Leroy Garcia, 17.
Albuquerque police were called to a West Side home on April 4 and found the baby breathing but limp.
Doctors later determined he had a broken arm, rib and skull fractures and paralysis on his entire left side. He was also covered in bruises.
As of Friday the boy was still alive, police said.
Garcia denies hurting the boy but admits to smoking Spice the night the child was beaten.
While her son continued to fight for his life, Smith continued to spend time with Garcia. She was arrested Thursday.
On Friday she didn't say anything in court but started to cry when prosecutors asked for a high bond. The judge granted their request and set bond at $100,000.
Smith did tell police that Garcia didn't like her son and would always tell him to shut up, according to a criminal complaint.
She says she didn't see or hear the abuse, but doctors say based on the injuries, that was unlikely.
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