Korea-based soldier wants custody of baby wife said was dead

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Sgt. Steven Garcia holds the baby, who is at the center of an unusual custody battle.  GOFUNDME
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Sgt. Steven Garcia holds the baby, who is at the center of an unusual custody battle. GOFUNDME

Korea-based soldier wants custody of baby wife said was dead

by: Chad Garland | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: May 17, 2018

A South Korea-based soldier has been entangled in a monthslong drama complete with a cheating spouse, long-distance lies and kidnapping charges.

Sgt. Steven Garcia, 24, is a patrol supervisor with the 142nd Military Police Company at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. In January, he was told that his wife, Marina Garcia, had given birth to a daughter back home in Arizona who died during childbirth.

“When my sister called me about that, it was pretty emotional,” Garcia told KVOA News in Tucson. “We cried quite a bit together over the phone. It was devastating.”

But he soon learned it wasn’t true.

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