LOS ANGELES – A Whittier man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for beating his infant daughter to death. The sentence was handed down on Thursday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge after Eduardo Orozco, 26, was found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder and assaulting a child causing death.
On May 10, 2013, Orozco was home alone with his 6-month-old daughter, Mia. During the time watching her, he called the mother of the child to let her know that Mia was not breathing. The mother rushed to the house and an ambulance was called. Mis was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The Medical Examiner reports indicate that Mia had four broken ribs, two punctured lungs, a lacerated heart, and internal bleeding. The autopsy showed healed rib fractures.Her cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the abdomen.Orozco admitted that he had hit his daughter to authorities during the investigation. Mia’s pediatrician said that there were signs of previous abuse, including bruising.
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