Joppa Mother Charged With Murder In Infant's Death
A 9-month-old child's death was deemed suspicious earlier Tuesday. The mother is in critical condition after attempting suicide, police said.
UPDATED (Wednesday, 10:43 a.m.)—The mother of a 9-month-old is charged with the murder of her child in a case police had initially deemed suspicious Tuesday afternoon.
Qucelia Yvette Baldeo, 19, of the 900 block of Scannell Court in Joppa, is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to the Scannell Court address at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday, where they found 9-month-old Selena Olivia Weber in cardiac arrest. Paramedics from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company rendered medical care to the child, who was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:18 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.
Personnel also transported Qucelia Baldeo, who police said attempted to take her own life by slitting her wrists, to Upper Chesapeake.
She remains in critical condition, police said Wednesday morning.
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Editor's Note: Names have been udpated based upon new information from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The deceased infant's last name is Weber, and the mother's last name is Baldeo—not Baldero as initially indicated by officials.