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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

Case # 17CF3201

Date: December 19, 2017

PREGNANT MOTHER OF FOUR FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR TORTURING 15-MONTH-OLD TWINS RESULTING IN BONE FRACTURES AND BRAIN BLEED

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A pregnant mother of four is scheduled to be arraigned today and faces 26 years to life in prison for torturing 15-month-old twins in her care, resulting in multiple bone fractures and bleeding in the brain.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Sacil Siglaly Lucero, 26, Santa Ana

Charged today with the following felony counts:

  • Assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in paralysis
  • (2) Torture
  • Child abuse

Sentencing Enhancement

  • Great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old

26 years to life in state prison

Arraignment

Dec. 19, 2017, time to be determined

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Bail: $1 million

 Circumstances of the Case

  • Between Nov. 1, 2017, and Dec. 16, 2017, Lucero is accused of torturing and abusing twin 15-month-old children in her care, Jane Doe and John Doe, which caused severe injuries including skull fractures, rib fractures, and bruising.
  • On Dec. 16, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Lucero is accused of slamming Jane Doe’s head into a metal bed frame until she became unresponsive.
  • The defendant is accused of asking a friend to take Jane Doe to receive treatment. The friend drove the victim to a local hospital, and medical staff contacted the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD).
  • SAPD investigated this case and discovered John Doe recently sustained injuries including skull and rib fractures. SAPD took him to a local children’s hospital to receive treatment. Two older children in her care and the defendant’s unborn baby appeared unharmed.
  • Jane Doe suffered from a brain bleed and partial paralysis, and is currently in critical condition.
  • On Dec. 17, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Lucero was arrested by SAPD.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Terry Cleaveland, Family Protection Unit

 



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