Mother arrested for throwing 7-month-old from parking structure
Husband reported wife and son missing
ORANGE, Calif.—A 31-year-old La Habra woman was in custody today on suspicion of throwing her 7-month-old son from a parking structure at Children’s Hospital Orange County, leaving him critically injured.
The baby was listed in very critical condition after being thrown from the second, third or possibly the fourth floor of the structure at 455 S. Main St. around 6:20 p.m. Monday, Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams said.
“We don’t think this was an accident,” Adams said.
The break in the case came after the husband of Sonia Hermosillo contacted La Habra police about his missing wife and son. La Habra police then called the Orange police about the report, Adams said.
The license plate of a tan 2000 Chevy Blazer was captured on video surveillance tape at the parking structure, Adams reported. Detectives determined that Hermosillo had been driving a vehicle that matched the one seen in the surveillance footage.
At 10:15 p.m. Monday, Hermosillo’s vehicle was seen by an Orange police officer being driven past Children’s Hospital. Officer stopped the Blazer and detained Hermosillo. An empty child seat was found in the vehicle, Adams said.
Hermosillo was brought to the Orange Police Department for questioning.
She was then arrested and booked into Orange County jail on suspicion of one count of attempted murder, Adams said.
Bail was not immediately set.
COMPTON, Calif.—A 15-year-old boy who has been charged as an adult was scheduled to be arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from a shooting that killed a 14-month-old boy and wounded his father in Watts earlier this month.
Donald Ray Dokins is scheduled to appear in Compton Superior Court this morning to enter a plea to one count of murder stemming from death of Angel Cortez on June 4 and one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the boy's father, Mauro, in the shoulder.
MISSION HILLS, Calif.—It was all things 11-11 today at a Mission Hills hospital as a baby boy was delivered at 11 minutes after 11 a.m. on 11/11/11, and officials said the delivery even took place in room 1111.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, in a statement from spokesperson Patricia Aidem, said the 9-pound, 4-ounce baby boy was named Alexander David Hockaday Ruiz. He measured 21 inches at birth and he is the fifth child of Angela Hockaday.
Room 1111 is in the hospital’s new Women’s Pavilion.
LOS ANGELES, Caif.—People without a home computer can purchase concert and sporting-event tickets at various Southern California Wal-Mart stores outfitted with touch-screen Ticketmaster terminals, the ticketing outlet announced today.
The terminals are available at 69 Southern California Wal-Mart stores.
Customers can use the terminals to browse available concerts, shows and sporting events. Once a customer picks an event, a Wal-Mart employee will help complete the transaction and immediately print the tickets.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—A woman was in custody today for allegedly poisoning her estranged husband and cutting off his penis at his Garden Grove home.
The crime occurred about 9 p.m. Monday in the 14000 block of Flower Street, said Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale.
Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was booked for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning, and spousal abuse. She was being held at the Orange County Jail.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles City Council approved a $75,000 reward today for information leading to the conviction of whoever fired the shot that killed a 22-month-old boy in the arms of his uncle, who was critically wounded.
Joshua Montes and uncle Josefat Canchola were on a porch facing a backyard in the 1200 block of East 55th Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday when they were shot, police Capt. Mark Olvera said. Both suffered head wounds.
The shots were fired from the east side of Hoover Street, about 40 yards away, police said.