California teen will be charged as adult in death of newborn

The Madera County Sheriff's office said Gloria Mendoza Santos, 17, will be arraigned on Thursday afternoon and will be charged as an adult for first degree murder.

February 7, 2014 3:39:46 AM PST
A California 17-year-old accused of killing her newborn is being charged as an adult, and she is being held on a $1 million bond.

ABC30 in Fresno reports that she claimed her baby girl was stillborn, but the autopsy apparently tells a different story.

According to ABC30, the baby girl was found wrapped in a plastic bag and stuffed in a cabinet below a bathroom sink. The teen reportedly moved to the area from Mexico just days before giving birth.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.

Get more on this story, including the teen's reaction to her charges, from our sister station, KFSN-TV.


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