Grandmother accused of child abuse will be released from jail until trial

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque grandmother charged in connection in the death of her granddaughter will be released from jail. Diana Garcia is charged in the death of her two-year-old granddaughter, Diana McGrory.

In early October, paramedics responded to a mobile home off of San Pedro and San Antonio and found the girl dead. Her father, 32-year-old Michael Garcia is accused of beating her death. He and his children lived in the home with Diana Garcia.


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Prosecutors say Garcia was aware of her son’s abuse and never reported it. During a court hearing on Wednesday, Judge Lucy Solimon said the allegations were alarming but ordered Garcia’s release.

Judge Solimon believed she could set conditions of release that would protect others, including Garcia’s grandchildren who she is not allowed to see. The judge ordered the New Mexco Children, Youth and Families Department not to return the children to Garcia’s custody.

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