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Fullerton mother arrested in killing of newborn boy

A Fullerton mother was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing her newborn baby boy in September, police said.

Ms366543143 Yanira Valderrama, 20, was taken into custody at her home, where she lives with her parents, the Fullerton Police Department said.

The case began when rescuers responded to a medical emergency at Valderrama's home Sept. 4 and took her to a hospital for treatment, police said. Doctors determined that she had just given birth.

Authorities returned to the home and found the newborn baby's body. An autopsy confirmed that the infant died from "blunt force" trauma to the head and "asphyxia while submerged in water," the police department said.

Officials say Valderrama was trying to conceal the pregnancy from her parents.

Valderrama is being charged with murder, child endangerment and inflicting great bodily injury while committing a felony, police said. She was booked at the Fullerton jail and then taken to Orange County Jail.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Yanira Valderrama. Credit: Fullerton Police Department
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What a Monster.

If only we had the freedom to choose our sex partners, the freedom to choose whether or not and when to engage in intercourse, the freedom to use any one of a dozen forms of contraception, the legal right to many different kinds of abortion, safe surrender laws, various forms of adoption, and various programs to help pregnant and post-partum women... stuff like this would never happen. Right?

No time or money should be wasted on this stupid selfish so called women. She should get blunt force to her head and be asphyxiated while submerged under water. Now, not years and years later after getting to live on death row.

Valderrana won't survive 6 months in prison.

@ken--and if people weren't obese, as this woman appears to be, they couldn't "hide" their pregnancies from their parents. however, there's no excuse for infanticide.

I feel really sorry that she has to live her life knowin that she killed her own son. There are obvious things that are happenin around this world, including mothers killing there child. I jus pray that she seeks the Lord and repents for her sins. Dont have sex if your not ready for what comes with it....and dont take a childs life when u can easily jus give it away, it saves u from goin to jail. The worlds comin to an end, be ready kuz the wighns are showin... Romans 10:9-10 read that to get saved


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