October 2, 2013, 10:26 a.m.
A woman who allegedly gave a friend a ride in Bakersfield knowing her 2-year-old niece slumped over in the backseat was dead has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and torture-related charges.
Authorities say Wendy Guadalupe Gomez, who is in the country illegally, refused to call 911 when she discovered her niece, Karla Isidro, slumped over dead in the backseat of her sedan on Sept. 20, the Bakersfield Californian reported.
After Gomez was arrested the next day, she reportedly told police she didn't call 911 because of her immigration status and her fear of deportation.
So she's being charged with 2nd degree murder after torturing the girl?
She should have gotten 1st degree deportation years ago.