Hobbs Mother Headed Back to Court, Accused of Causing Daughter’s Death

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - A Hobbs mother is going back to court after being accused of causing her daughter's death.

36-year-old Adriana Cabazuela was previously tried and convicted but her sentencing was overturned.

Now she's back in court for abandonment and abuse charges.

In 2007, police arrived at Cabazuela's boyfriend's parent's home and found the baby lying on the floor and not moving.

An officer said adults were standing around and looking at the infant.

The baby was taken to the hospital and later died from blunt force trauma.

The medical investigator said the baby was also covered in bruises and bite marks, one from a child and one from an adult.

The case is expected to wrap up by Wednesday.