“ 'She was hallucinating and seeing some demons,' Garcia said of Rincon."
"Garcia later learned that those demons were likely products of Rincon mixing prescription anti-depressants and illegal drugs."
Drugs May Have Played a Role in Toddler Stabbing
Reported by: Tony Botti
Last Update: 8:39 am
30-year old Vanessa Rincon is spending time in a mental institution after investigators say she admitted to stabbing her 3-year old son, Noah. The attack happened Tuesday at Pleasant Village Apartments in Central Fresno.
CBS47 spoke with one of Rincon’s best friends on Wednesday. Kelly Garcia describes Rincon as a mild-tempered, nurturing mother. However, drug abuse may have created some very dark moments in Rincon's mind. While the two were recently hanging out, Rincon made some disturbing revelations.
“She was hallucinating and seeing some demons,” Garcia said of Rincon.
Garcia later learned that those demons were likely products of Rincon mixing prescription anti-depressants and illegal drugs.
“She just said she was tired of living the way she was living and she was ready to change her life,” said Garcia.
Neighbor Lasherry Miller witnessed part of the attack on Tuesday. She could tell Rincon was not in a normal state of mind.
“She was speaking a different language and her pupils were really big. She was looking really scared and when the paramedics came to help her son, she tried to stop them and fight them,” said Miller.
Garcia now finds herself praying for little Noah, as well as Vanessa.
“I pray that Vanessa will know that even though there seems like there's no hope right now, there is still hope for her. There's still hope for her situation and she should not give up,” said Garcia.
Police expect to file criminal charges against Vanessa Rincon in the next couple of days.
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