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CrimeWoman Charged with Murdering 3-year-old Grandson

Woman Charged with Murdering 3-year-old Grandson

Milpitas Police encountered a shocking crime scene this past Monday, April 15. It was a quarter to 5 in the afternoon when a 911 call alerted them to the presence of an unresponsive 3-year-old at a residence on Luz Del Sol’s 700 block, an area with no prior history of abuse allegations.

The child lived there with his aunt and grandmother.

An officer showed up 2 minutes after the call. Right away, the officer did CPR on the child. More Police and Fire Department personnel came in to lend support. The toddler was soon rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics, but tragically did not survive.

The cause of death was determined to be a homicide, carried out by way of manual strangulation.

Two days later — Wednesday, April 17 — based on the evidence they’d obtained, Milpitas Police Department detectives went to San Jose and arrested Foos Adbi Hashi (78). Hashi is the deceased boy’s paternal grandmother.

Charged with homicide and child abuse, she was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. No other family members were suspected to be involved. Hashi is expected to make her first court appearance tomorrow afternoon.

Residents with any info about this case can call the Milpitas Police Department (408-586-2400) or the Crime Tip Hotline (408-586-2500), or write in through the MPD’s website: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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