GoFundMe Page Closed for Mother Charged in Her Baby's Beating Death
The GoFundMe page of a Colorado woman now implicated in the death of her 11-month daughter has been shut down by the fund-raising organization.
A friend of Alexa Coria started the donation account after the woman’s boyfriend, Juan Canales-Hernandez, was arrested for allegedly killing baby RaeLynn Coria Martinez.
Authorities said Canales-Hernandez, 24, struck the child with a chair after becoming “frustrated.” The baby died from her injuries two days after the attack earlier this month.
The boyfriend was on probation for a previous child abuse conviction, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and is being held without bail on charges including first-degree murder, the Coloradoan reported.
He has pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 21.
Coria, 22, was arrested last Thursday. Investigators say she lied to officers about how her daughter was injured in a bid to keep her boyfriend from returning to prison.
She has been charged with felony child abuse, accessory to a crime and attempting to influence a public servant. She is free on $10,000 bail. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
About $1,300 had been collected in the GoFundMe account and all of it has been returned, the organization said in a statement.
“A campaign is removed if it violates GoFundMe’s terms of service. In this case, it was removed for raising money for the defense or support of anyone alleged to be involved in criminal activity,” the company said Wednesday.