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Oxnard Woman Held In Ventura County Jail On Charge Of Fatally Injuring Her Baby Boy

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 3:52pm

A 21 year old Oxnard woman is behind bars in Ventura County, accused of causing injuries to her 11 month old baby which led to his death.

The infant was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center last Wednesday night (11/23), with a head injury.

The baby underwent emergency surgery, and was then airlifted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  The infant died Saturday morning.

Because of the nature of the injuries, hospital staff in Ventura called Oxnard Police after the child had been brought in for treatment.

Following further investigation, Josefina Sierra Hernandez of Oxnard was arrested on Sunday on a charge of causing injury to a child under eight resulting in death.

She’s currently being held at the Ventura County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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