Police: Woman wanted to drive car with kids, dogs off cliff in western Colorado


Cars driving on the Rim Rock Drive in the Fruita Canyon as part of the Colorado National Monument with the Book Cliffs in the back.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Colorado woman has been charged with attempting to drive off a cliff at a national monument with four children and two dogs.

The Daily Sentinel reports 42-year-old Jessica Dawn Garcia was ordered held on $5,000 cash-only bond Monday on suspicion of four counts of attempted vehicular homicide and four counts of child abuse.

Police say they received a call March 30 from a 13-year-old reporting Garcia intended to kill him and three other children at Colorado National Monument.

Police say they located the car stopped 10 feet from a cliff in the area 262 miles west of Denver.

Police say Garcia told the children the Earth was “corrupt” and she wanted them to be “with Jesus.”

Jail records do not indicate whether Garcia has an attorney.

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