Adelanto mom arrested for allegedly killing her 7-month-old

An Adelanto mother was arrested over the weekend for allegedly murdering her 7-month-old daughter, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced Sunday. 

Mayra Rodriguez-Garcia, 36, is facing charges of murder, torture and child abuse causing death.

According to the SBSD, deputies were called to a home in the 11400 block of Russet Place just after 2 a.m. Saturday. When they got there, they found the infant girl was not breathing. They attempted CPR until paramedics arrived. The girl was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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Deputies said they'd found evidence that the child had been abused, and later determined that Rodriguez-Garcia was responsible for her daughter's death. Rodriguez-Garcia was arrested and remains in custody without bail.

Detectives are still investigating this case. Anyone with information was asked to contact the homicide division at 909-890-4904. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-800-782-7463, or submit a tip online at