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San Diego Woman Arrested a Year After Baby's Death



    Mom Arrested Year After Baby's Death

    Police have arrested the mother of a 9-month old baby a year after the boy's death. Neighbors of the woman say she lives in the Southcrest area, near Logan Heights, with several other children. NBC 7's Candice Nguyen obtained exclusive new details about the investigation. (Published Friday, Sept. 26, 2014)

    A San Diego woman has been arrested, accused of murder more than a year after her baby's death, officials confirmed Thursday.

    Guadalupe Ocampos, 32, was arrested Thursday morning at her home in the 1600 block of South 43rd Street.

    More than a year earlier - on Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Ocampos' 9-month-old son Kevin Machado died after suffering blunt force trauma to his head.

    Machado died from his injury later that evening.

    A preliminary investigation revealed Machado was injured while at his family's home on Euclid Avenue near Orange Avenue, according to investigators.

    NBC 7 obtained the Deputy Medical Examiner's report that suggests Machado's mother and step-father reported two falls from the bed to the floor within 48 hours.

    The falls occurred on Sept. 3 and Sept. 5 and were reported as falls from the bed to some bedding on the floor three feet below.

    However, after an autopsy, the medical examiner noted injuries to the child's scalp and collections of blood outside of the boy's brain as well as retinal and optic nerve hemorrhages that were inconsistent with reports from family members.

    San Diego Police Officers did not reveal what led to the arrest of Ocampos. She has been booked into Las Colinas Detention Center and is scheduled for arraignment on Monday.

    She has four children older than Machado, according to officials.

    The medical examiner's report described Machado as well nourished with regular documented visits to a pediatrician and no previous signs of abuse.

    Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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