Mistrial declared in Fresno child death case

February 7, 2013 12:48:51 AM PST
A Fresno County judge has declared a mistrial in a child abuse death case from more than four years ago. The jury in the case involving Benjamin Gomez was deadlocked on both counts.

Gomez is accused of killing his girlfriend's one-year-old daughter. The incident happened back in December 2008, while Gomez was watching 17-month-old Madison Garcia at the East Central Fresno apartment he shared with his girlfriend.

Madison was abused so severely, she died two days later from brain swelling and a fractured skull.

We have a crew at the courthouse, and we'll bring you the latest developments on this mistrial -- on later editions of Action News.