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Mother given probation in child abuse murder case

Authorities arrested Semita Chakravarthy and charged her with capital murder after allegedly killing her 10-month-old son in 2006.

Prosecutors said her son was taken to the hospital with three fractures to his skull. The mother claimed he fell off a bed, but at the hospital doctors discovered he was also covered in bite marks that matched Chakravarthy TMs teeth.

Doctors declared the boy brain dead a few days later.

The capital murder trial for the mother began this past September and lasted three weeks.

Prosecutors prepared the case over a seven year period.

District Attorney Rene Guerra believed his prosecutors had a strong case, but the jury found the woman guilty of injury to a child.

She received two years of probation.

Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses including medical experts to prove Chackravarthy used blunt force trauma to injure the 10-month-old boy.

Chackravarthy is now awaiting deportation to her home country of India.

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