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Mother arrested in Oxnard infant's death

Oxnard Police Department

November 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An Oxnard mother was arrested Sunday on suspicion of causing her infant son's death.

Oxnard police detectives were summoned to the Ventura County Medical Center Wednesday, Nov. 23, to investigate an infant with a head injury that required emergency surgery.

The infant had a large frontal brain bleed and hemorrhaging of his eyes, according to police.

After surgery, the baby was airlifted to Los Angeles Children's Hospital for further treatment, according to police.

The baby died in the hospital on Saturday from his injuries.

Detectives arrested the boy's mother, 31-year-old Josefina Hernandez, on Sunday. Hernandez was booked at the Ventura County Jail for causing injury to a child under 8 resulting in death, and held on $500,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit at http://venturacountycrimestoppers.org/

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