Patricia Sylvester Wiki – Patricia Sylvester Biography
Patricia Sylvester, A Tennessee mother is behind bars after police say she admitted to strangling her 12-year-old son to death and attempting to kill her 4-year-old son.
According to Shelbyville police, the 12-year-old boy, named Esteban Sylvester, was found unconscious by his father at his residence on Barksdale Lane around 10 p.m. Monday. Neighbors helped the father try to revive him and called 911. The investigation then turned to the boy’s mother, 32-year-old Patricia Sylvester, and 4-year-old son, Rafael Sylvester, who were both missing. An endangered child alert was issued for the boy, who was believed to be with his mother and traveling in a Dodge Caravan. Sylvester and his 4-year-old son showed up at the apartment shortly after the alert was issued Tuesday morning and were taken to the police department for questioning, officials said. Sylvester admitted to strangling his son, Esteban, to death and trying to kill 4-year-old Rafael. Investigation shows that the 12-year-old boy died from strangulation. Sylvester is charged with one count of criminal manslaughter and one count of attempted criminal manslaughter. She remains in custody on $2 million bail.
Patricia Sylvester is 32 years old.
Mother charged with 12-year-old son’s death, tried to kill 4-year-old son
Sierra Burgess lives in the apartment above Sylvester’s and says that her three children always played outside with Esteban and Rafael. Burgess and her neighbors said they heard loud noises coming from downstairs Monday night, but she never thought something like this could happen. “Her children from her were very, very good,” Burgess said. “You never heard anything from them. They never caused any trouble or anything.” Burgess watched from her window as officers searched a dumpster for evidence that police said Sylvester tried to pull from her while she cleaned up the crime scene. She said this crime is devastating and they no longer feel safe in her apartment complex. “I want to move. I don’t even want to live here,” Burgess said. “If she’s accused of that, or if she did it on purpose, she literally could have grabbed anyone coming up those stairs and hurt her children.” Officials said Esteban was entering the seventh grade at Harris Middle School and loved to play basketball. The school is providing counseling services for any of your friends and members of the school community who need support during this difficult time.