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Lapel Cam: Police Visit Omaree's House

Police lapel cam footage of visit to home where Omaree Varela lived and may have been another opportunity for authorities to intervene. Six months later, the 9-year-old boy was dead, allegedly killed by his mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus, who told reporters while being escorted to jail by police, "I was disciplining him and I kicked him the wrong way. It was an accident." The case had already generated questions because state officials and Albuquerque police had been aware of earlier allegations of abuse.

Source: ABQ Journal

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