Mom feels threatened by jailed teen

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque mom is afraid a judge will force her to take her child back.

That mom said her daughter is out of control and dangerous, and she fears CYFD will recommend a judge order her to take the teen home when she gets out of juvenile jail.

Robin Harley said she is afraid her daughter will make good on her threats, which are pretty detailed.

“I don’t want her coming home,” Harley said of her 16-year-old daughter. “I fear for my life.”

She said the teen’s in the juvenile detention center after facing battery charges, one from a fight with her mother, and for a string of drug charges.

A court date Thursday could determine her punishment, but Harley worries it won’t be tough enough and her daughter will be back home too soon.

“It has to stop. I love her. I worry about her. I always will,” Harley said. “I don’t want her coming home and finishing me off.”

Harley said police have gotten involved when her daughter has hit her and said some scary things.

“She threatened my life three times and told me that she was going to wait until I went to sleep and she was going to suffocate me. After that, I had to sleep in my room with the door locked,” Harley said.

She keeps stacks of paperwork — police reports from years of her daughter’s troubles with the law.

This time, she is worried her daughter will only get probation and spend a month in a drug treatment facility.

“I was told by probation, even after she is done with the treatment facility that she’s to come home. I’m to participate in all counseling and everything,” Harley said.

Harley said if a judge tries to send her daughter home Thursday, she is prepared to disobey him and face a charge of child abandonment.

“I am not bringing her home. I am not going to live in fear that she is going to kill me. I can’t,” Harley said.

CYFD tells KRQE they can’t comment on specific cases but that it’s up to the parents to find a home for their unwanted children, unless the judge orders the state to find the child a home.

At 16-years-old, Harley’s daughter has already been arrested in three different states. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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