Laylah Ann Garcia
June 4, 2014 - August 14, 2014

It isn't known to what extent, if any,  CPS was involved in the life of Layla Ann Garcia before tragedy struck the life of this two month old beautiful baby girl who was brutally killed by her father, Michael Anthony Garcia. The case is very new and I am adding her in the same month, just a couple of weeks after her death.

Ashley Rothlisberger, Laylah's mother, posted on her Facebook page just hours after Halo Flight took her daughter to Driscoll Children's Hospital:

"Broken ribs n her liver is a mess jus kuz she didn't stop cryin... y god y does this happen to me plz
lord I'm losin my daughtrr slowly they r doin more work on her dr said he don't think she's gunna pull
through this one but he is tryin to save her"

Then this post:

"R.I.P. to my beautiful bby girl Laylah god didn't have to take u but he did n no one
knws y jus that he wanted another angel i love u so much baby birl"

Laylah, at the age of two months old was guilty of only one thing, she cried when Michael wanted her to be quiet. Michael has reportedly confessed that in front of Laylah's two year old brother, he was tired of listening to his daughter cry, so he beat Laylah until she stopped crying, of course by then it was too late.

Michael Anthony Garcia was 20 years old when he was arrested and his original charge was injury to a child, that charge was upgraded to capital murder after Laylah died.


OBITUARY:

GARCIA

Laylah Ann Garcia passed away August 14, 2014. She was born June 4, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She is survived by her mother, Ashley Nicole Rothlisberger; brother, Joshua John Garcia; paternal grandfather, John Garcia; maternal grandparents, Mark E. and Shelley Brooks all of Rockport, Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Visitation was held from 9a.m. until 2p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 followed by funeral service conducted by Msgr. Gregory Deane at 2p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Rockport.

Interment followed at Rockport Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory
814 E. Main
Rockport, Texas 78382
361-729-2451

Posted Monday, August 18, 2014 in the: Rockport Pilot

Thank you to Shanon for allowing me to memorialize this precious, little Angel by sending me her story.

Death occurred in the state of Texas
This page was created on August 23, 2014

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