Porterville mother charged in death of her 5-month-old

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A Porterville mother is under investigation for the death of her 5-month-old baby.

Police said they went to Sierra View Medical Center Monday night at around 9 p.m. and were told a baby that was brought for treatment wasn’t breathing.

That baby girl was pronounced dead by the time officers arrived. 

Officers arrested the girl’s mother, 20-year-old Angelica Castro, and charged her with homicide after an investigation showed the baby was severely wounded.

Castro is being held without bail.

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