Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:55 PM by Associated Press
MADERA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Central Valley woman has been arrested in a suspected shaken baby case.
Madera police say 34-year-old Natividad Marcus Reyes was taken into custody Tuesday night on suspicion of inflicting injury and cruel punishment upon a child.
Her arrest comes after an investigation dating back to July 25 when 4-month-old Christopher Rios was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury. Doctors told the mother than the boy had been violently shaken and suffered a pre-retinal hemorrhage, blinding him.
The mother told investigators she had left Christopher in the care of Reyes while she worked.
Madera police Sgt. Dino Lawson says Reyes faced child abuse charges in 2009, but those charges were dropped after she completed a parenting program.
Lawson says Reyes has four children of her own. They have been taken into protective custody.
Reyes is due to arraigned Thursday.
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