Mother Says Child Died After Fall in Bathtub

A Brooklyn woman accused of beating her 11-year-old daughter to death denied that she did so and contended that the girl was injured when she slipped in the bathtub, the woman’s lawyer said on Tuesday.

The woman, Florencia Vasquez, 36, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of her daughter Alejandra. The medical examiner reported evidence of beatings and ruled the death a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma.

We represented the co-defendant. Read the full story in the New York Times here.

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