A Trona mother is behind bars after the death of one of her children, and the critical injury of another, authorities said.
On Monday, January 16, 2023, at around 5:29 p.m. deputies and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the 13400 block of Athol Street in Trona for the report of two children not breathing. When they arrived they found Catalena Fusaro, 2, and her 11-month-old brother who were pulled from their burning home. The two children were not breathing and were rushed to the hospital for treatment. Despite life-saving measures, Catalena died. The 11-month-old boy has since been moved to a trauma center, where he remains in critical condition.
Homicide detectives responded to conduct the investigation. Through investigation, it was learned that the children were home alone when the fire started. The mother of the children, Nikia Magby, 26, was arrested and booked into the High Detention Center for murder and child abuse causing great bodily injury. She is being held without bail and will appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Michael Roth, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
- Trona Mother Arrested for Murder After Death of Toddler and Critical Injury of Infant - Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
- Man Arrested for DUI While Out on Bail for Killing Adelanto Mother in 2021 DUI Crash - Saturday, October 8th, 2022
- Two Men Arrested for Attempting to Steal Hundreds of Gallons of Gas - Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
- nikia Magby: Facebook (public image)