A Maryland grandmother is trying to set the record straight about her daughter, a young woman who, she says, would never hurt her son, WUSA9 reports.
On Friday, Romechia Simms was swinging her son for an “unusual amount of time,” according to investigators, in a La Plata, Md., playground. She eventually drew the attention of Charles County officers, who immediately recognized that the 3-year-old, identified as Ji’Aire Lee, was dead.
Simms has not been charged in the incident and is being treated at a hospital, according to the news station.
“[Romechia] would never harm my grandson in any type of way. You know, I just believe she had some type of mental illness, some type of mental break that came upon her where she wasn’t able to get herself out of that situation,” Vontasha Simms insisted.
The 47-year-old grandmother says that her daughter was diagnosed with a mental illness about three months ago and had been seeking help before she was found with the deceased little boy.