LA mom charged in death of malnourished son found in closet


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles woman has been charged with murder in the death of her severely malnourished 11-year-old son whose body was found in a closet.

Thirty-nine-year-old Veronica Aguilar was charged Thursday with one count each of murder and child abuse in the death of her son, Yonatan (yohn'-ah-tahn). Her arraignment, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, was postponed.

The court appoints attorneys at that time. It's unclear if Aguilar has obtained her own attorney since her arrest Monday.

Los Angeles Police say Aguilar's husband, Jose Pinzon (peen-ZOHN'), called them after Aguilar told him the boy was dead. Police say he then found Yonatan wrapped in a blanket in a closet of their home.

Police say Yonatan suffered from malnutrition and physical abuse and had been dead several hours.

Pinzon, the boy's stepfather, has not been charged.

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