Mother given probation in child abuse murder case
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:52:22 GMT —
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.