Friday, May 30, 2008

Texas teen charged in fatal stabbing of infant daughter

What's with our visitors from south of the border, seems they are getting in the news more and more lately, relating to murder, theft, assault and just about anything your can name. This little sweetheart should get the needle, but due to her being only 19, and being illegal well we will see.

Texas teen charged in fatal stabbing of infant daughter

Associated Press

MCALLEN — A teenage mother who sparked a frantic citywide search Thursday when she told police her infant daughter was kidnapped in broad daylight is now accused of stabbing the baby girl to death.

Angelica Gutierrez, 19, was arrested Thursday on a charge of capital murder in the fatal stabbing of her 15-day-old daughter, Gabriella Corona. She remained in the city jail Thursday night and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning. A jail official said she did not yet have an attorney.

Gutierrez, a Mexican national, initially claimed that her daughter was ripped from the arms of her aunt during a robbery Thursday morning, police said. Dozens of officers locked down area elementary schools and cordoned off the area in search of Gabriella and the kidnapping suspect.

About 20 minutes after Gutierrez's initial call, Gabriella's body was found hidden in some shrubs about a block from the location where officers first responded, police said in a story on The Monitor's Web site.

"We had our suspicions from the onset," McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said at an afternoon news conference.

Others could be charged in the girl's death, Rodriguez said.

Family members who attended the news conference learned at the same time as reporters that Gutierrez had been arrested. Raquel Acosta, Gabriella's grandmother, burst into tears and wailed while police answered questions about the case, the newspaper reported.

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