There are ways to respond to police when you're being questioned about possibly sexually abusing a kid. Defense lawyers would probably not suggest using Raymond Garcia's template.
Garcia, 24, was identified in a police lineup by a San Antonio mom and her 8-year-old child, who said he was the man who broke into their apartment and sexually abused the boy.
To which Garcia replied: Hey, I was kinda high on meth -- not too high, you understand, but high. Oh, and if the kid had been a girl I woulda never touched her.
Verrry subtle way to build the foundaiton blocks for your defense, dude.
An affidavit describes events, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
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Garcia allegedly told police he'd injected methamphetamine shortly before he wandered into the apartment, but apparently remembered what happened.
"He attempted to mitigate his actions on the issue of the drug use," the affidavit states, "but admitted that the major portion of the high only lasted a short time, and that if he would have had to drive a motor vehicle, he would have considered himself capable."
But he wasn't finished with explanations quite yet, KENS noted:
According to the warrant, the suspect also admits to inappropriately touching the boy "just two or three times."
According to the arrest document, Garcia also claims he would not have acted on the victim if the child had been female.
A true gentleman.