Mother Arrested for Child's Murder

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say the mother of a 1-year-old child has been arrested on a murder by child abuse charge after bringing the child to the hospital with fatal injuries.

Records show 24-year-old Azucena De La Cruz was being held at the Clark County Jail pending a Wednesday court appearance.

Police say the boy was brought to a hospital around 9 a.m. Sunday with fatal abdominal injuries.

Police said in a statement that the child's father, who also lives in the home, was not expected to face charges.

Two other children, ages 2 years old and 2 months old, were temporarily placed in the custody of Clark County juvenile authorities.


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