4-year-old-dies after mom kicks her in stomach

Little girl's mother claims the child refused to brush her teeth

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - (KETK) - A Maryland woman is behind bars after her daughter died following a week-long stay in the hospital.

Detectives with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department - Major Crimes Division have arrested Iris Hernandez Rivas, 20,  and charged her with child abuse.

On Jan. 27, Hernandez Rivas called 911 and said her 4-year-old daughter was unresponsive. When police arrived, she said she found the child face down in the bathtub, and admitted she waited an hour before calling 911. 

The child was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Major Crimes detectives responded to the hospital where medical staff informed them the child had multiple bruises on her body and was suffering from head trauma that may have been a result of physical abuse.

The child was then flown to a Washington, D.C. children's hospital where she died from her injuries.

When police went back and questioned the mother, she admitted to kicking her child in the stomach after the little girl refused to brush her teeth. Hernandez Rivas said the kick made the child fall backwards and hit her head on the wall. Hernandez Rivas told police her daughter fell to the ground and appeared lethargic. 

Hernandez Rivas said the child then went in and turned on the shower, and when she went to check on the child, she was face down in the bathtub. The mother admitted the bruises on multiple areas of the girl's body were due to Hernandez Rivas striking her daughter with a belt several days earlier.

The mother was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and is being held without bond...By Reagan Roy 

 


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