The mother accused of dropping her baby off a parking structure was on medical hold during her arraignment. The Orange County Register reports that Sonia Hermosillo did not attend her court hearing. The seven month baby died August 24, 2011, from his injuries, prompting the DA to change the counts to murder and child assault causing death; both are felonies. The father of the child, Noe Medina described that his wife had been suffering from postpartum depression. She had been hospitalized in June, after she expressed that she did not want her son. The baby wore a helmet for his flat head syndrome and was receiving physical therapy at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. He also had a congenital problem that made his neck tilt to one side. The DA will argue the postpartum depression defense is not valid here.
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