Cops: Woman Caught on Video Trying to Kill Her 2-Month-Old Kid With a Chunk of Concrete

A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday night after police acquired a video of her trying to murder her 2-month-old daughter with a big piece of concrete, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

MCSO Deputy Becky Herrin says investigators from the Florida Department of Children and Families turned over the video to the sheriff's office Friday afternoon, which reportedly captured Elizabeth Garcia attempting to bludgeon her baby with the concrete.

The incident occurred in Marathon on August 18, and Herrin says the video shows witnesses stopping Garcia from trying to bring down the concrete onto her daughter's head.

Herrin says that on the video, Garcia had her daughter in one arm and a "large piece" of concrete in her other hand.

A witness attempted to take the child away from Garcia, but Garcia wouldn't give her up -- at which point Garcia started to swing the big chunk of concrete right at her daughter's face, Herrin says.

Two men nearby stopped the concrete from making contact with Garcia's baby, and the other woman forcefully pried the kid out of Garcia's arm.

Later that day, sheriff's deputies went to Garcia's residence -- although police don't say whether it's related to the concrete incident -- and Garcia was arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on a couple of deputies.

No one at the residence mentioned to the cops that Garcia had just tried to kill her baby with a big piece of concrete, so after being released from jail on the concealed weapons charge, Garcia was arrested again Friday after the sheriff's office discovered the video.

Garcia is charged with attempted murder of a child and child abuse and is currently being held in jail on $200,000 bond, according to the sheriff's office.

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