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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.
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
Great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old
26 years to life in state prison
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