Trial set for O.C. woman charged with killing baby, dumping body
Juana Perez Valencia is accused of giving birth to the baby in a restroom at Sombrero's, a Mexican restaurant in Stanton, in December 2009, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
The baby was alive, but Valencia allegedly suffocated the girl and put the body in a plastic bag before dumping it behind the restaurant, according to prosecutors.
Valencia is accused of going to a hospital for treatment, saying she had been hurt in a fall. The hospital staff determined she had given birth and contacted authorities, the district attorney's office said in a statement.
The newborn's body was discovered by deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Juana Perez Valencia
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