HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A Hobbs woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of her 8-month-old daughter.
State District Judge Don Maddox sentenced 33-year-old Adriana Cabezuela on Monday. She was convicted in July of abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death in the June 2007 death of Mariana Barraza. Such a conviction carries an automatic life sentence.
Emergency personnel had been called to Cabezuela's home because the baby was having trouble breathing. The baby died on the way to the hospital.