WALSENBURG, Colo. – A Colorado man allegedly told his 12-year-old son that he “earned his man card” following the murder of a mother of four last month.
The comments reportedly from Heith Gleason surfaced in a police affidavit viewed by KOAA. The news agency reported that both father and son have been charged in the woman’s murder.
The body of Amy Garcia, 41, was found on Dec. 20 in the driver’s seat of a burned-out car riddled with bullet holes in Walsenburg, Colo.
A witness who apparently interacted with Gleason inside his home prior to the homicide told police that he and Garcia had been arguing about alcohol.
The witness told police that Gleason picked up a gun, said “I’ll kill her,” and then walked outside, KOAA reported.
Moments later, a single gunshot was heard, then Gleason walked back in and said he didn’t kill Garcia, according to the affidavit.
Police said the witness then told them Gleason went back outside with his young son and a .22-caliber firearm, and more gunshots were heard, reported Fox News.
When Gleason returned inside a second time, he told the witness that his son “just earned his man card,” KOAA reported, citing the affidavit.
The father was booked at the Santa Fe County adult detention facility. His son was being held in a youth detention center. It was not immediately clear what the relationship between Gleason and Garcia was.