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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. 

Justin case February 04, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Postpartum depression my ass. That's the term the crooked lawyers made up to get murderers off so they can gain recognition & monetary gain. Regardless of what people call it she's a freakin' murderer & doesn't deserve another breath on this planet. God is forgiving but not when u play his roll. Rot in hell not jail. I sure don't want to pay my hard earned money to uncle sam to keep her cold heart pumping blood. Fly freely to her innocent angel
Amanda Temple February 20, 2013 at 06:31 PM
I agree with you both!! We are all held accountable for actions!! Nobody can REALLY analiyze the human behavior!! TO harm anybody is just NOT ACCEPTABLE, for an infant is just plain unjustifiable, and I agree with "Shari B" folks is holding fundraisers for the teen who MURDERED HIS FATHER IN COLD BLOOD!! This is JUST DOWN RIGHT TWISTED!!!
Carole Taylor April 05, 2013 at 09:00 PM
@Uncle George...That is no excuse for murdering your child!!!! If you're not ready to be a mother at 19, don't have children. Obviously neither parent was mature enough to take care of a baby. If your family loved and supported her so much, the baby should have been in some other family's care, and probably would still be alive. There are way to many children be brutally murdered by parent who shouldn't be having them in the first place!!!!!!
M Jackson April 18, 2013 at 07:32 PM
There is a special place in hell for mothers that MURDER their children. MY god doesn't give a free pass due to depression, adult youth, etc
M Jackson April 18, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Shari B...."crucify" a woman that allegedly beat her defensiveness 9month to death. This is the most disappointing support I have ever seen. Shame on your all.....

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