Puerto Rican woman faces trial for son's death

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 06:30 hrs

San Juan, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) A woman faces prosecution on charges of murder and intentional mistreatment for letting her four-year-old son die of malnutrition, Puerto Rico's Justice Department said Tuesday.

The mother, identified as Luz Dianne Gonzalez, faces charges for the death from malnutrition of her son Edgardo Edriel Gonzalez Nov 20, 2011, the department said in a press release.

According to an investigation by the Division of Sex Crimes and Mistreatment of Minors of the Puerto Rico Police Department, the boy did not weigh 7 kg, which would be normal for an infant of only 18-20 months.



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