SAMUEL Olson’s mom shockingly accused the boy’s grieving dad of having a part in his murder as his girlfriend is charged.
Sarah Olson spoke about the death of her son, who was found dead from blunt head trauma in a Texas hotel on June 1, for the first time on Tuesday.
Sarah Olson suggested that her ex may be involved in the death of their son[/caption]
Only the father’s girlfriend, Theresa Balboa, has been charged[/caption]
The body of 5-year-old Samuel was found on June 1[/caption]
Theresa Balboa, the girlfriend of the child’s father, Dalton Olson, has been charged with evidence tampering and is currently behind bars in Harris County jail in Texas.
Prosecutors are reportedly planning additional charges.
However, there has been no evidence disclosed yet that Dalton Olson had anything to do with the boy’s death.
Speaking at a press conference with her lawyer, Sarah said “I don’t see how he couldn’t [be],” when asked if she believed her ex was involved in their child’s death.
When asked about Balboa, Sarah said, “I know she lied.”
Balboa initially told police that she gave the boy to his mother[/caption]
Balboa and Dalton Olson gave a tearful interview when the boy was first reported missing[/caption]
Sarah had custody of the child, but she claims Dalton took Samuel from her in January 2020 and “never returned him.”
“Actually, [he] told me I would never speak to him again,” the grieving mom said.
“I called police after police, trying to figure out what to do, but it was a civil matter. I had to take him to court. Things can be slow.”
She explained that the last time she saw her son was on his fifth birthday on May 31, 2020, and she was hoping to take him home that day.
“When I got there, he told me ‘I knew you would come for me,’” she said.
“He physically stood with me the whole time. I was planning on taking him home that day, but I was stopped. I was not allowed.”
Samuel was just 5 years old[/caption]
The boy’s mother said his father took him away, even though she had custody[/caption]
She explained that she fought to get her child back over the next year, but was not able to. Samuel never made it to his sixth birthday.
The boy was first reported missing on May 27 by Balboa and his father, though police say he hadn’t been seen publicly since April 30.
His body was found in a motel on June 1.
The youngster had been living with Balboa and not his biological parents at the time he went missing, although it is not clear why.
Just months before he vanished, his father sought a restraining order against Balboa after she allegedly strangled him.
Balboa had been living with pal Benjamin Rivera, who told cops she phoned him on May 10 to tell him Samuel was dead and begged for help hiding his body.
In court documents, he claims they put him in a bathtub at the apartment in Webster, where he remained for two days, before being transported to a storage unit nearby in a plastic bin.
Bolboa was arrested after police found her at a Best Western Motel on June 1 in Jasper after a pal claimed he drove her there with a “foul-smelling bin” and later tipped off CrimeStoppers.
She had initially told cops that she had given Samuel back to his biological mother when she showed up at her home with a man she believed to be a police officer.
The investigation later revealed that Sarah Olson never left her home and could not have taken the child.
During the Tuesday press conference, Sarah’s lawyer, Marco Gonzalez, said Balboa’s initial story was “insane.”
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“There have been a lot of lies from the other side at the start – concoct a story, about someone trying to impersonate a police officer – it’s insane,” he said.
“For Balboa to participate with the search, trying to find the body, pass out flyers, and try to pin it on Sarah.
“It’s tough to understand why people do certain things.”