Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Update: Ochoa Trial

United Press International (UPI) reports that a jury has found Cecilia Ochoa guilty of murdering her son, Matteon Ochoa, aged 3, in 2003. As noted in an earlier post, Matteo, who had an intellectual disability as a result of hydrocephalus, died after being struck in the head by a door pushed by his mother, who waited hours before calling authorities. Ms Ochoa, who has been charged with second-degree murder and assault causing death, faces at least 25 years in prison. She argued that Matteo's death was an accident, but admitted in court to having left the house knowing the boy was dead, it is reported.

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