Woman accused of killing her baby pleads insanity


A woman is pleading insanity as she faces charges of murdering her own baby.

Elvira Farias is accused of assaulting and killing her baby in 2015. 

The baby’s body was found wrapped in a towel near a Shafter medical center with many wounds.

A judge previously found her incompetent to stand trial, but Friday a Kern County judge brought back the charges. 

Her trial is set for Jan. 22. Farias’s defense attorneys want another evaluation of her mental health.

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