Family members say that the child suffers from behavioral issues and did not want to come inside with his mother.
Rosa Quinde-Castro, the accused mother’s sister, claims that the leashing technique is commonly used in her family to prevent the boy from running away. Rosa Quinde-Castro paid for her sister’s $2,500 bail.
Mery Quinde-Castro will be in court on Thursday to address the misdemeanor charge. In the meantime, the 4-year-old boy is in the custody of another sister. The mother has full visitation rights.