Odessa mother indicted on charges of killing 3-month-old daughter

Klarissa Ramirez, 19. (Photo: Ector County Sheriff's Office)
Klarissa Ramirez, 19. (Photo: Ector County Sheriff's Office)(KOSA)
Published: Sep. 14, 2018 at 4:20 PM CDT
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A woman charged in the murder of her 3-month-old daughter has now been indicted.

On Monday, September 10 19-year-old Klarissa Ramirez was indicted by an Ector County grand jury for Capital Murder and Injury to a Child.

On April 6 authorities responded to Medical Center Hospital for a call about an injured child.

According to ECSO, the parents advised officers that they had fed their daughter and placed her in a baby seat in the living room and walked away but when they returned a couple of minutes later they found the child unresponsive.

The child was taken by the parents to MCH ER where the child was treated for a fractured skull, and fractured ribs on both sides of her torso.

Ramirez was interviewed by investigators due to the fact that the injuries were consistent of abuse and she admitted that she caused the injuries by squeezing her torso and striking her head with a dresser drawer.

Officials say she took sole responsibility for injuries caused to the child.

Ramirez was arrested and charged on May 8 for injuries to a child, which is a first degree felony and she bonded out on a $25,000 bond the next day.

The child was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock where she was treated but later died from her injuries.

An autopsy was conducted and the findings were closed head injury and the cause of dead and the manner of death was homicide.

No trial dates have been set in the case.