VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has been charged in the death of a 2-year-old girl who died from complications after eating chili powder.
According to charging documents filed Wednesday, 21-year-old Amanda Sorensen is accused of murder and child assault in connection with the death of the child identified only as Joileen G.
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies said they went to an Apple Valley home Sunday and found the child suffering from a seizure after ingesting the kitchen spice. She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Spokeswoman Jodi Miller says the girl is the daughter of Sorenson's boyfriend.
Results of the child's autopsy weren't available yet Wednesday.
Sorensen is being held on $500,000 bail and is due for arraignment Thursday.
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