Fresno police arrest mother for allegedly killing infant son

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Investigators say a 7-month-old boy found unresponsive was killed by his own mother. She is now in jail facing a murder charge. (KFSN)

Investigators say a mother killed her 7-month-old son in Central Fresno. The boy was found unresponsive at a home near the intersection of Huntington and Hayston avenues.

When medics initially assessed the unconscious infant, he didn't have any obvious injuries. But it wasn't until after the baby died that coroners found the real reason for his death.

Corina Montejano, 31, is in jail facing a murder charge for allegedly killing her infant son. Medics went to the Central Fresno home and gave CPR to 7-month-old Juan Medina.

The boy initially didn't have any obvious signs of injury but wasn't breathing when he was taken to the Community Regional Medical Center. It's there that doctors were suspicious of the boy's injuries and transferred him to Children's Hospital Central California. The infant died there on Wednesday, and coroners later found the baby died from head trauma.

Montejano didn't confess to the crime when officers searched her house but investigators say her story doesn't match up with the infant's injuries. She's now facing a murder charge.

We're told a 2-year-old was also in the home under Montejano's care. She's in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Now it's up to the district attorney's office to decide if they want to pursue this case.

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