Texas mother charged in death of 3-month-old daughter

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ODESSA, Texas (KMID) – One woman is facing a capital murder charge following the death of a 3-month-old girl. 

According to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began on April 16 when deputies were called to Medical Center Hospital about an injury to a child case. 

At the hospital, deputies learned that the child had a fractured skull as well as fractured ribs on both sides of her body, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. 

Deputies then spoke to the mother, Klarissa Ramirez, 19, who admitted to squeezing the child and striking her in the head with a dresser drawer, per the release. 

She was then charged with injury to a child and taken to the Ector County Jail where she bonded out the next day, authorities said. 

Meanwhile, the child was taken to a Lubbock hospital where she was later pronounced dead. 

An autopsy later confirmed the child’s death as a homicide, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Ramirez has now been charged with capital murder and her bond has been set at $250,000. 

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