UPDATE: Sentencing postponed for woman who pleaded no contest to willful cruelty in 3-month-old’s death

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UPDATE (Oct. 27, 10:03 a.m.): The sentencing for Cervantes was postponed to Jan. 5. At that time, if the case involving her co-defendant has been resolved, she will be sentenced. If it hasn’t been resolved, her sentencing will be postponed and she will be called to testify at Bautista’s trial.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A sentencing is scheduled today in the case of a 3-month-old child’s death.

Erika Cervantes pleaded no contest in 2018 to one count of willful cruelty to a child. In 2015, Cervantes’ daughter, Aylin Bautista, was taken to Memorial Hospital, where investigators say they responded to a report of child abuse. 

The infant was having seizures and difficulty breathing. Her condition worsened, and she was taken to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, where she died shortly after. The baby’s father, Jesus Bautista, is due back in court in December. He’s charged with four counts of willful cruelty to a child.

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