Chicago grandmother charged with murder after baby’s throat cut with power saw
CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy shows a Chicago baby was already dead from multiple blows to the head when her throat was cut by a power saw.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that while the primary cause of Rose Herrera’s death was blunt force trauma, the girl also was likely suffocated on a sock that was “stuffed into her mouth.”
The state’s attorney’s office says it has charged Manuela Rodriguez with first-degree murder of the child in the baby’s death. The state’s attorney’s office did not know if Rodriguez had an attorney yet who could comment on the charge.