Illegal Alien Suffocated Her Own Baby Daughter

Illegal Alien Suffocated Her Own Baby Daughter

HIDALGO COUNTY, TX (KGBT) – A 34-year-old Mercedes woman was charged Sunday after investigators say she admitted suffocating her one-month-old daughter, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.

Maria Guadalupe Cardenas, 34, was charged with capital murder, a capital offense.

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call Saturday from a woman — later identified as Cardenas — who said she had just killed her infant, according to the news release.

At about 1:24 p.m., deputies responded to a Mercedes home on Mile 9 North east of Mile 1 East in reference to the call.

Deputies met with Cardenas, who said she killed her baby. During an investigation of the home, deputies found the body of an unresponsive female newborn and secured the scene, according to the news release.

Justice of the Peace Jesus Morales pronounced the infant dead and ordered an autopsy. Evidence from the scene was recovered by Hidalgo County crime scene specialists.

Investigators arrested Cardenas after she reportedly admitted to suffocating her one-month-old daughter.

Cardenas, who resides in the U.S. illegally, could face deportation. Justice of the Peace Robert “Bobby” Contreras tells CBS 4 News Cardenas’ husband is currently in Monterrey.

Bond was set at $1 million. Cardenas remains at the Hidalgo County jail.

5 thoughts on “Illegal Alien Suffocated Her Own Baby Daughter”

  1. Lots of things could have happened. She could have rolled over her baby in her sleep, which happens all too often’ Not enough information here to draw any conclusions, except this is a real tragedy.

  2. Ronald Bola of 12764 Newport Ave #D Tustin ca 92780 married and paid a US citizen name Albina Danganan to obtain a green card while living with his wife Lilia. He is now a naturalized citizen. He also used fake documents to get here and overstayed is tourist visa. His son Ronald Aaron lied on his college application at Buffalo Medical School to get in .

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