Home surveillance cameras capture a Ford Mustang driven by 46-year-old Jane Gonzalez turn into the driveway of a vacant house then backed out, stop and pull back in. She repeats this several times before gunning the car into the house. Detectives say before the collision she told her son and daughter, ages 7 and 10, to remove their seatbelts.
Luckily the kid’s were not seriously injured in the crash, her son suffered a small laceration on his upper lip and her daughter was left with a bruise on her chest. Witnesses did say that after the crash, the two kids were hysterical. This wasn’t helped by their mother who slapped an arriving officer and tried to grab his gun. She was arrested and charged with attempted murder, child abuse and battery.
These kids sure got shafted in the parent department. A mother who tries to kill them, and a father who just spent some time in jail on domestic violence charges after allegedly punching his wife in the back of the head over the weekend.
The siblings are now in state custody while Judge Dale Cohen tries to figure out what to do with them. He has ordered they be kept away from their parents and would like to place them with relatives, who are currently being interviewed. He also rebuked her defense attorney’s suggestion that she be let out of jail on bond since the kid’s were not seriously hurt.
“Maybe she was not a good judge of how to get rid of her kids, but she tried, you can argue she was trying,” he told the attorney. Adding that her telling the children to take off their seat belts “changes it from perhaps being destructive or malicious, to an attempted murder.”Tags: Attempted Murder, Child Abuse, Crime, Domestic Violence, Florida, Jane Gonzalez