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Mother of special needs child charged in his death

By   /   May 21, 2010  /   Comments Off

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Victorville– On July 3, 2008, deputies from the Victorville Police Station were dispatched to a request for medical aid of a 5 year old male not breathing in the 15800 block of Green Hill Drive in Victorville.

Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, Kevin Baldwin, 5 years old,  unresponsive inside the residence. The Fire Department also responded to the location and began treating the victim; he was transported to the Victor Valley Hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:54 p.m. at the hospital.

A death investigation was initiated by detectives of the Victorville Police Station. Investigators from the Crimes Against Children Detail were advised of the incident and took over the investigation.

An extensive investigation was completed, an autopsy was performed on the victim and the case was submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review. Kevin suffered from cerebral palsy and his mother, Rosondra Clay, now 29 years of age, was his primary caregiver. The autopsy confirmed that Kevin died from severe malnutrition due to neglect.

After reviewing the case, the District Attorney’s Office filed charges against the victim’s mother, Rosondra Clay, for PC 187 Murder and an arrest warrant was issued.

On May 12, 2010, the suspect was arrested without incident, transported and booked into the Victor Valley Jail for PC 187. The suspect is currently in custody at the West Valley Detention Center where she is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail.

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Dan OBrien


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