Stepmother held in death of child, 4

Judicial agents have detained a 49-year-old woman in the death nearly a year ago of a girl, 4.

The arrest was at the woman’s home in Jericó de Desamparados.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the child died in the same location last April 19.

Judicial agents reported last April that the child died about 1:30 a.m. and that Cruz Roja responders were unable to revive her.

They said the woman in the home was a stepmother who had only been caring for the child for five months.  They said that a visual inspection showed injuries to the child but that the woman said they were old marks.

Agents said that an autopsy report said that the death was homicide.womanheld030915

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