On August 24, 2011 at about 1:00 p.m. the Yakima Sheriff’s Office was notified of an injured woman at the Toppenish Hospital. The 22 year old woman had been brought to the hospital after being kicked by a relative in the stomach. The woman was 31 weeks pregnant and the assault had apparently caused the death of the baby. Detectives learned that the assault had occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Emerson Road in Buena.
Detectives later arrested a 49 year old female at the residence. The suspect was booked at the Yakima County Jail on a charge of first degree manslaughter. An autopsy has not been scheduled at the time of this release.
Media contact on August 25 concerning this incident is Detective Sergeant Bill Splawn at 574-2567
RELEASED BY: S. Graham
DATE/TIME: August 24, 2011 1715 hrs