Mother charged in baby’s death in Rockville

WASHINGTON — A Maryland woman’s actions led to the death of her 2-month-old daughter, Montgomery County police said.

Police arrested 31-year-old Rockville resident Rebecca Briones Wednesday on a charge of murder and child abuse for the death of her daughter Lissana Briones.

Briones called 911 on Feb. 18 to report that Lissana was not responsive during a nap.

Rockville police and emergency personnel responded, and Lissana was taken to a local hospital. She was later flown to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in D.C., where she died three days later.

An autopsy found that Lissana died from multiple blunt force injuries, and the medical examiner ruled her death as homicide on Sept. 25.

Police interviewed Briones on Dec. 11, and she admitted that she shook her daughter and threw her on the bed. She said that she had abused Lissana three times before in a similar way, according to police statement.

 

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