Aquelin Talamantes, 29, was sentenced to 25 years to life, with the possibility of parole after her daughter was found dead in her trunk after a suspected drowning.
Aquelin Talamantes’ attorney had argued that her client was not a heartless mother, but someone suffering from mental illness.
Aquelin Talamantes, the Davis mother charged with drowning her 5-year-old daughter, has been found guilty of first degree murder.
During weeks of testimony in the courtroom, prosecutors describe her as a cold-blooded killer hooked on prescription drugs who hated being a mother to the point of murdering one of her two children.
Yolo County prosecutors describe Aquelin Talamantes as a cold-blooded killer who was hooked on prescription drugs, cocaine and meth, who hated being a mother to the point of murdering one of her kids.
A Davis mother accused of killing her five-year-old daughter is expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity at her next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.
Shocked, and appearing distraught, Aqueline Talamantes appeared in front of a judge in the September death of 5-year-old Tatiana Garcia.
Aquelin Talamantes, 29, of Davis is accused of murdering 5-year-old Tatiana Garcia in September.
A grandmother in mourning, Martha Garcia is still coming to terms with the brutal death of 5-year-old Tatiana Garcia, allegedly killed at the hands of the girl’s mother, Aquelin Talamantes.
The mom was quickly escorted into the courtroom to face a judge on charges that she killed her daughter on Thursday, who was found dead in the trunk of Talamantes’ car.
A Davis mother in jail for killing her 5-year-old daughter is no stranger to heartbreaking loss. Her own mother was murdered when she was a little girl. It was a widely reported case nearly 20 years ago.
An officer went inside the home at around 9 a.m. on Thursday when Talamantes started behaving strangely, asking multiple times why the officer was at her home after the officer explained why.