Mom Charged With Murder in 5-Week-Old's Death

Alicia reportedly admitted to throwing down her infant daughter
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2018 6:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – An Iowa woman faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly smashing her infant daughter's skull against a coffee table, People reports. Authorities say Alicia Marie Rios, 28, of Elgin admitted to throwing down the 5-week-old in a fit of frustration in August. The infant's head struck a coffee table. Initially, Rios told police that the baby had been sleeping in a car seat when a 2-year-old sibling dropped a toy on her head, the Des Moines Register reports. The injured infant, identified as Lydia Rios, was taken to a hospital in a coma, suffering from multiple skull fractures and two brain bleeds, according to KCRG. Hospital staff found the injuries to be suspicious and contacted authorities. Lydia died on Aug. 26, KWWL reports. Rios has yet to enter a plea, per People, and is being held at the Fayette County Jail. If convicted, she faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. (Read more infanticide stories.)

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