A Colorado man stated his son "earned his man card" for helping him murdering a 41-year old mother of four in Walsenburg on December 20th, 2018.
41-year-old Amy Garcia of Walsenburg was found shot to death inside of a burned out car off of Silver Mountain Road near County Road 530 at around 1:30 a.m.
numerous bullet holes were found in the driver’s side door and multiple shell casings nearby.
A witness told police that Garcia and Hieth Gleason were arguing over alcohol prior to the woman’s death. The witness says Gleason and Garcia drove to her home to get more alcohol before returning to the Gleason home.
The witness says Hieth Gleason picked up a gun and stated, “I’ll kill her” and went back outside. A gunshot was reportedly heard before Hieth Gleason walked back inside the home. Gleason then told the witness that he didn’t kill Garcia. The witness says a short time later, Gleason’s 12-year-old son went outside with a .22 caliber firearm and more shots were heard.
The witness then told investigators that Hieth Gleason stated his son had “just earned his man card”, according to the arrest affidavit.
Investigators say Gleason called dispatch after getting notified that deputies were looking into the murder. Investigators said he asked about the case, but then hung up when dispatchers told him to go to the nearest law enforcement station.
Gleason and his 12-year-old son were later arrested at a McDonald’s in Santa Fe. Both face charges for first-degree murder.