Brave little Latino fights off dad's crazy ex who was trying to kill him

Helen Newsome of  Maryland was in a romantic relationship with Andy Amaya and I guess things didn't work out like they sometimes don't in relationships and the couple split up. Breakups suck and can really do a number on  you, but what Newsome allegedly did after the breakup is insane. She is accused of hiding in Amaya's home and trying to murder his 8-year-old son, Jacob Soliz-Amaya. Unbelievable. Oh but the little guy wasn't going to have that!


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On Saturday morning,  Jacob was sleeping in his bed, his father had gone to work and another adult was staying with Jacob when all of a sudden, crazy Newsome came out of a hiding place in the home and put a pillow over Jacob's head to suffocate him.

This little boy fought back and Newsome hit him over the head with a dumbbell, Somehow the child kept fighting and got away from her. He ran to a neighbor's house for help. He was treated for head injuries at a local hospital and has since been released.

Jacob credits his karate moves for helping him escape. I think his quick thinking and survival instinct had something to do with it as well.

Of course his parents are mortified by what happened, but they are also very proud of their little hero. "He fought her off," his mother, Selena Soliz, said. "He did what he needed to survive." His father agreed: "That's as brave as a kid can get."

Newsome was arrested later that morning and was chareged with first degree attempted murder and is being held on $500,000 bond. Please, no one pay that bond. That woman needs to be locked up right now, she tried to kill an 8-year-old boy!

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