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4-year-old injured after mother allegedly kicked her dies

4-year-old injured after mother allegedly kicked her dies 4-year-old injured after mother allegedly kicked her dies
Melissa Porter | 06 February, 2017, 04:37

Medical staff say the little girl had multiple bruises on her body and suffered head trauma that could have been a result of physical abuse.

Police are saying a 4-year-old Maryland girl died after her mother kicked her in the stomach for not brushing her teeth.

As the police incident, she told officers who were present on the crime scene that her daughter had gone bathroom for shower about 11:15 a.m.But after 20 minutes later she heard some noise so she went inside the bathroom to check her but found her daughter was face down in the tub.

Hernandez Rivas was arrested on January 28 and charged with one count of first-degree child abuse and one count of first-degree assault.

Police are reportedly waiting for the official cause of death before they pursue more charges.

The mother is being held without bond.

Montgomery County Police said Nohley Hernandez succumbed to her injuries at Children's National Medical Center.

A child who was found face down in a bathtub has died from her injuries.

A Gaithersburg, Maryland woman, Iris Hernandez-Rivas, 20, was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter, Nohely Alexandra Martinez Hernandez, died on Friday. Hernandez Rivas stated that as a result of being kicked, the victim fell backward and struck her head on the living room wall.

She said her daughter then fell the ground and appeared lethargic.

Acting on their suspicion, the local law enforcement authorities arrested the girl's mother and brought her down to the station for an interview.

The girl was rushed to Children's Hospital Medical Center in Washington D.C for medical assistance.

Hernandez Rivas later told detectives about kicking her child.

"Hernandez Rivas also told detectives that the bruises on multiple areas of the victim's body were due to Hernandez Rivas striking her daughter with a belt several days prior".

Federal immigration agents have placed a detainer on Hernandez Rivas at the Montgomery County jail, an indication that she could be deported at a later date.