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Ventura Woman Admits Killing Her Child

Friday November 20, 2020

     A Ventura woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 22-month-old son in June of 2016. 
     Jessica Navarro, now 31, will be sentenced on February 4th of next year. 
     At that time, a charge of Assault on a Child Causing Death will be dismissed. 
     Prosecutors say that Navarro physically assaulted her son at a residence on Bell Way in Ventura on June 29, 2016. 
     Emergency medical personnel responded to the residence and found the boy unresponsive.
     He was rushed to VCMC where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 
     The little boy was actually under the supervision of Ventura County Child Protective Services at the time of his death and had been removed from his mother's care before and then returned to her before he was killed.