Step-Mother Charged With Capital Murder
POSTED: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 5:25pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 11:13pm
EL PASO - An El Paso step-mother is now being charged with capital murder in the death of a baby.
On Thursday, Joanna Rene Castillo, 1, died after spending five days in intensive care.
Her step-mother, Maria Estrella Hernandez, 28, is now being charged with capital murder for her death, according to police. She was originally charged with injury to a child.
Hernandez' bond is set at half-a-million dollars.