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San Diego mother accused of murdering her baby faces judge

35-year-old Christine Mendoza pleaded not responsible to a homicide cost Thursday morning.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A lady accused of killing her two-month-old baby confronted a judge for the primary time Tuesday morning.

35-year-old Christine Mendoza entered a plea of not responsible. The judge ordered media to not present Mendoza’s face on digital camera.

Mendoza is charged with First Degree Murder in addition to little one abuse ensuing within the dying of a baby underneath the age of eight. She was speculated to be arraigned final week, however the listening to was delayed as a result of she was underneath medical supervision.

Officers had been referred to as to the house October 16. 

According to San Diego police, officers had been dispatched simply after 11:30 a.m. to a San Diego Mission Road condo the place Mendoza and an “obviously deceased” toddler had been discovered inside.

The baby suffered trauma to her physique that indicated she was sufferer of a violent crime, based on SDPD Lt. Steve Shebloski.

In a press release, the lieutenant stated, “At this time this appears to a tragic domestic-related incident where the infant’s mother killed her child for unknown reasons.”

According to a GoFundMe web page arrange by the baby’s father, the little lady was stabbed to dying. The web page has since been disabled. 

Several buddies of Mendoza’s had been within the courtroom Tuesday. They advised CBS 8, Mendoza suffered from postpartum despair and was having issues with the baby’s father.

Motive nonetheless stays unclear. 

Deputy District Attorney Eva Kilamyan stated the case stays underneath investigation. She requested any members of the general public to come back ahead if they’ve data. 

“We are going to find justice for Baby Sophia in this case,” stated Kilamyan.

Mendoza is being held with out bail. If convicted, she faces 25 years to life behind bars.

No new information had been revealed throughout Mendoza’s temporary Tuesday morning arraignment, however afterward Deputy District Attorney Eva Kilamyan advised reporters, “We are going to find justice for Baby Sophia.”

Mendoza stays in custody with out bail and is due again in courtroom in January.

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