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Mother, Boyfriend Arrested Following Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Mother, Boyfriend Arrested Following Death of 3-Year-Old Girl



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(KSL News) A mother and her boyfriend are in the Salt Lake County jail this morning following the death of a 3-year-old girl.

Police say Veronica Samaniego took her daughter to the hospital Wednesday night, saying she'd fallen in the bathtub. The girl later died.

Mother, Boyfriend Arrested Following Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Doctors say the girl's injuries were not consistent with a fall, and that she had older injuries as well. Police believe the girl was abused by Samaniego's boyfriend, Salvador Lee Sanchez.

The girl's 5-year-old sibling is now in protective custody.

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