Santa Clarita couple charged in baby’s death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals They could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Prosecutors contend that Linaras killed her child on May 1 shortly after giving birth and had her boyfriend throw the body in a trash bin near their home in the Polynesian Mobile Home Park. The next day, a park resident searching for recyclables found the baby, whose umbilical cord was still attached, authorities said. Linaras and Depaz were arrested Tuesday after a search of their home. The newborn girl was at least the third abandoned baby found dead in Los Angeles County this year. SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl found dead in a trash bin was charged Thursday with the child’s murder, authorities said. Jacquelin Linaras, 22, of Santa Clarita, could face 25 years to life in state prison if convicted of murder and assault on a child causing death, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Her boyfriend, Jose de la Cruz Depaz, 43, was charged with being an accessory to the murder and could face a three-year term if convicted. Linaras was being held without bail and Depaz was held on $1 million bail. The county’s Safe Surrender Program allows a parent or a person designated by a parent to surrender an infant within 72 hours of birth to a hospital or fire station without fear of arrest or prosecution.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more