Mother Charged with Murder and Torture, Grandmother Charged with Murder in 5-Year-Old California Girl's Death

Vanessa C. Rangel and Hilaria Rangel. The 37-year-old mother and 55-year-old grandmother of a 5-year-old girl in California are facing a slew of cr...

September 23, 2022
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Vanessa C. Rangel and Hilaria Rangel. The 37-year-old mother and 55-year-old grandmother of a 5-year-old girl in California are facing a slew of criminal charges for allegedly torturing and killing the young girl last week. The victim's mother, Vanessa C. Rangel, and Hilaria Rangel, the victim's grandmother, were taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with multiple felonies, including one count each of first-degree murder and assault on a child under eight resulting in death, as well as four counts each of willfully harming or endangering a child, records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

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