Torture, murder charges in tot’s death
STOCKTON – A 19-year-old Stockton woman was in custody Friday on suspicion of murder after her 11-month-old daughter died on Christmas, police said. Police said the baby, Raziah Bates, was brought to a hospital on Christmas Eve, said Officer Pete Smith, a Stockton police spokesman. Medical workers called police when they suspected child abuse, Smith said, and Raziah died within 24 hours. Her mother, Bianca Armstead, was first arrested and booked into San Joaquin County jail on suspicion of child abuse, Smith said, but the murder charge was added after an autopsy.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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