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San Diego woman arrested on suspicion of murdering daughter

January 31, 2011 | 12:23 pm

A 25-year-old San Diego woman was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of murder in the death of her 9-year-old daughter.

Crystal Cardenas was booked into the Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility on one count of murder, officials said. Her daughter, Elizabeth Holloway, died Jan. 17 at a trauma center.

An autopsy found that she had died of blunt force trauma, according to Lt. Kevin Rooney of the San Diego Police Department.


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