CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A woman living in Virginia has been found not guilty of fatally injuring a 7-month-old girl she was babysitting.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 34-year-old Lirio Jazmin Godinez-Gonzalez was acquitted of felony homicide and child neglect charges in Chesterfield Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Godinez-Gonzalez was accused of involvement in the death of Ashley Bonilla-Rodriquez, who died of blunt-force trauma to the head two days after being taken to a hospital in 2018.
Prosecutors couldn’t prove during the two-day trial that Ashley’s fatal injuries happened while she was in Godinez-Gonzalez’s care.
Godinez-Gonzalez was living in the U.S. illegally when she was arrested. It’s unclear whether she will now return to Mexico.
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