New Mexico Dad Jose Velasquez “faces felony counts of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. If charged, he could face more than four years in prison,” KOAT reports. Why? Because according to court documents, he injected his 9-year-old son with heroin 10 times. Yet Velasquez’s cousin refuses to believe it, because “he and his ex-girlfriend have had many, many issues through the years” and so “there is some bad blood there.” Therefore, she says, “These are probably just accusations.”
Mmm-hmm. Tell that to the positive drug test, lady.
According to KOAT, “the boy’s drug test came back positive for THC and opiates.” Nine-year-old Luke Velasquez “told police investigators that he saw his father shoot up heroin several times and that his dad injected him with heroin at least 10 times on the right side of his neck.” Dear Lord. Luke’s mother said she knew her ex was using drugs, but “investigators said the reason Luke was with his father was because of a state-ordered child custody agreement.” KOAT adds, “The mother is now battling for full custody of Luke and his sister.”
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