Mother’s Bond Set at $1.1 Million for Toddler’s Murder and Drug Dealing
Photo: Jasani Kerry (crimeonline.com)
BRENTWOOD — A young mother is in jail, charged with murdering her 2-year-old son and drug dealing. A judge has set bond at $1.1 million for release from custody.
Genesis Barrera-Galdamez, 22 of Brentwood, is being housed at the Martinez Detention Facility, pending arraignment on November 18.
Barrera-Galdamez was arrested October 30 at the Comfort Inn, located at 2436 Mahogany Way in Antioch. At the time of her arrest, Barrera-Galdamez allegedly was engaged in sales of fentanyl.
Her tragedy began unfolding on September 20, when she phoned Brentwood police to report her son was not breathing. Barrera-Galdamez told authorities that her son felt cold to touch and that his skin had turned blue.
First responders attempted to revive the boy for more than 30 minutes, without success. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brentwood officers at the scene located drug paraphernalia, on and around the bed the mother shared with the boy. Officers also found 13 grams of fentanyl, aluminum foil containing fentanyl residue and a torch lighter.
Authorities launched an inquiry to determine the cause of the child’s death, and a narcotics investigation. An autopsy report determined that the 2-year-old died from acute fentanyl toxicity.
A prepared statement released by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said. “The young child consumed fentanyl under the care of Barrera- Galdamez.”
Barrera-Galdamez was subsequently charged with murder, child cruelty, and felony possession of fentanyl for sale.