Friday, August 08, 2008

Deliberations begin in the Ochoa trial

Deliberations have begun in the trial of Cecilia Angelita Ochoa, 31, who is charged with first-degree murder and assault resulting in great bodily injury in the death of her 3-year-old son, Matteo. Matteo had an intellectual disability as a result of hydrocephalus. It is alleged that Matteo died after being struck in the head by a door pushed by his mother, and that his mother waited hours before getting help after she injured him. It is also alleged that Ms Ochoa waited six hours before contacting authorities about Matteo's death. If convicted, Ms Ochoa faces 40 years to life in prison.

More here.

An earlier report is here.