From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[January 29, 2013, Joppa, MD] — Detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, investigating today’s suspicious death of nine-month-old Salena Olivia Weber, have obtained an arrest warrant charging her mother, Qucelia Yvette Baldero, 19, of 906 Scannell Court in Joppa with the child’s murder.
Baldero, who also attempted to take her own life by slashing her wrists, is charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, and child abuse.
At approximately 1:33 p.m. today, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Scannell Court address for a report of a child in cardiac arrest. As deputies arrived they were met by paramedics from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company who were administering emergency medical care to the child. The child was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased at 2:18 p.m.
At the same time EMS personnel were also requested to treat and transport Qucelia Baldero who was suffering from lacerations to her wrist. She is currently admitted to UCMC where her condition is listed as critical.