News release - 11/28/2011

Published 11/28/2011 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  Infant death    
DATE/TIME:  November 23, 2011 at about 11:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  300 block of South D Street, Oxnard
VICTIM(S):  11-month-old male
SUSPECT(S):  Josefina Sierra Hernandez DOB 7/20/80
WITNESS(ES):  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Sharon Giles, (805) 385-7620
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Mónica Muñoz, Community Affairs Manager / PIO
monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org (805) 385-7631

DETAILS:
On November 23, 2011 at about 11:30 p.m. detectives from the Oxnard Police Family Protection Unit responded to the Ventura County Medical Center regarding an infant with a head injury. Upon arrival, detectives were notified by staff that the baby needed emergency surgery because of his injuries. The surgery took place at the Ventura County Medical Center and he was later airlifted to Los Angeles Children’s Hospital for further treatment. The baby suffered a large, frontal, brain bleed and bilateral retinal hemorrhaging of his eyes.
 
On Saturday, November 26, 2011 the baby died as a result of his brain injuries. On Sunday, November 27, 2011 Oxnard Police detectives from the Family Protection Unit arrested the baby’s mother, Josefina Sierra Hernandez, (DOB 7/20/80). Hernandez was arrested for 273ab of the California Penal Code (causing injury to a child under age 8 resulting in death).  Hernandez is currently being held at the Ventura County Jail on $500,000 bail.
 
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit their website at http://venturacountycrimestoppers.org/


 

 

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DATE / TIME PREPARED:  November 28, 2011 at 2 p.m.



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