Gustine, California (The Weekly Vice) - Maria Galicia, a 26-year-old Gustine woman was jailed after she allegedly took her daughter to the hospital for an ear infection, when an ear infection was the least of the little girl's problems.
According to Gustine police, Galicia brought her 11-month-old daughter in to see a doctor at Memorial Hospital Los Banos Monday after she suspected her daughter had an ear infection. The child was then taken to Children's Hospital for further evaluation.
Investigators say Children's Hospital medical officials inspected the child, and noted that she had several prior injuries including a fractured skull, broken arm, fractured leg and a burn on her. The child's burn marks are believed to have been caused by heated hair straightener.
Galicia was booked into Merced County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment likely to produce great bodily harm or death. She released after posting $50,000 bail.
She was arrested again Tuesday afternoon after further investigation by detectives on suspicion of aggravated assault. She is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The child is now in protective custody.
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