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Massachusetts Mother Faces Charges After 3-Year-Old Son Dies Alone

Prudencio spent the night drinking and then headed to her boyfriend's,
Prudencio spent the night drinking and then headed to her boyfriend's,

A 25-year-old Massachusetts mother of three, Jennifer Prudencio, is at the center of a heartbreaking case that has shocked the community. Prudencio is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment after allegedly leaving her sick 3-year-old son, Yael Guardado-Prudencio, home alone on a Saturday night while she went out drinking at a bar and stayed over at her boyfriend's house. Tragically, when she returned home the following morning, she discovered that her young son had passed away.


The details that have emerged in court paint a disturbing picture of neglect and abandonment. Prudencio reportedly left Yael with his 8-year-old and 7-year-old siblings, despite knowing that he was sick. The toddler had a seizure disorder, hemophilia, and had been vomiting blood in the days leading up to his death. He had also sustained a facial wound from a fall during a seizure, which had not properly healed. Despite seeking medical care for the child twice that week, Prudencio still chose to leave him in the care of his siblings while she enjoyed a night out drinking.

Even more disturbing is the fact that Prudencio allegedly ignored desperate texts from her 8-year-old son during the night. The texts reportedly included a video showing the dire condition of his younger brother. Instead of responding to her son's pleas for help, Prudencio chose to stay at her boyfriend's house, promising to return home soon. By the time she finally went back home on Sunday morning, it was too late, and Yael had tragically passed away.

The case has been described by prosecutors as a "tragedy beyond words," emphasizing the devastating consequences of Prudencio's actions. Despite appearing distraught in court, Prudencio's attempts to secure a low bail were unsuccessful, as the judge set bail at $100,000, reflecting the severity of the charges she is facing. The community is left mourning the loss of a young life that could have been saved if not for the neglect and misplaced priorities of a mother who chose drinking over her children's well-being.


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