Mom Charged In Child’s Death
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a Los Angeles mother has been charged with drowning her year-old daughter and trying to drown her 5-year-old daughter.
Deputy District Attorney Teresa Sullivan says 32-year-old Lorna Valle (VY’-ay) was charged with murder and attempted murder Friday and will be arraigned at a later date due to unspecified medical issues.
The girls’ father told police he found his wife trying to drown the girls in a tub when he returned home from a store Wednesday morning.
Firefighters answering a 911 call found the girls unconscious and not breathing and administered CPR.
The 1-year-old, Lindsay, died.
The 5-year-old, Marian, remains in critical condition in a coma at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Valle is being held on $1.5 million bail.
If convicted, she faces 50 years to life in prison.