Tina Madrid, charged with murder.
Tina Madrid, charged with murder.
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Tina Madrid: Mother Charged with Murdering Her Special-Needs Son, Found in a Box

The bizarre, tragic story of ten-year-old Jonathan Singer took another turn yesterday when police arrested his mother for his murder.

The body of Singer, who had cerebral palsy, was found in a cardboard box in his father's Kia about one year ago. The boy's father said he had drowned in a bathtub, but was charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Texas City police arrested the boy's mother, Tina Madrid, and charged her with murder, the Galveston County Daily News reports.

Police told the News that a lengthy investigation by the medical examiner determined the boy's death was a homicide.

Madrid, 42, is in Galveston County Jail on a $50,000 bond on the murder warrant from Harris County. The boy's body was discovered in Spring Branch.

In her somewhat disturbing mugshot, Madrid appears to be wearing a Stanford sweatshirt.

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