A Minnesota mother has been arrested after allegedly committing a horrible crime against her own child.
Julissa Angelica Genrich Thaler, 28, was pulled over by Mound, Minnesota police Friday morning after she was spotted driving it with one of the front tires missing, and was riding straight on the rim.
A criminal complaint states officers saw blood on Thaler, noticed a shotgun shell and spent casing in the vehicle and saw a bullet hole in the back seat, as well as a broken-out back window.
For some unknown reason, officers released Thaler from the scene and then searched the vehicle. That’s when they found the body of a little boy in the trunk, along with a shotgun. After finding the child, later identified as her 6-year-old son Eli Hart, police went to Thaler's apartment but, of course she wasn't there. They did, however, find the clothes that she had been wearing in the washing machine.
Police were able to locate Thaler at a different location stating that she still had "apparent blood and brain matter in her hair."
Tips from citizens also led police to a nearby gas station dumpster, where officers found a backpack and more evidence of the boy’s death, according to the complaint.
A friend of Thaler’s told police that Thaler had wanted to learn how to use a gun over the past week, so they’d gone to the gun range.
An autopsy determined Hart was shot possibly as many as nine times, the complaint states, including in the head and torso.
Thaler has been charged with second-degree intentional murder, if convicted, she faces up to 40 years in prison.
Reports also say that a man was arrested in connection with the case but no charges, at this moment, have been filed against him.
Our prayers go out to this little boy's family. No child deserves to die like this.