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January 14, 2019: Mother Pleads to Murdering Infant Son

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A 24-year-old woman pleaded no contest today to killing her baby son who died from multiple injuries three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Calixta Landa (dob 12/8/94) of Los Angeles entered her plea to one count of second-degree murder. She is expected to be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison on March 12 in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Norwalk Branch.

Deputy District Attorney Colby Cano of the Family Violence Division, Complex Child Abuse Section, prosecuted the case.

On July 14, 2016, family members saw Sebastian L., who was 19 days old, limp and pale in his bassinette. The baby, who had brain and neck injuries, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died two days later.

The boy died from injuries inflicted by his mother, the prosecutor said.

Case VA142404 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.