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.
Police say Tatianna Garcia, 5, died on the way to the hospital after officers found her unresponsive in the vehicle’s trunk.