Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder in Toddler’s Death


(BOISE) – A Homedale woman has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of her 2-year-old daughter in August.

Veronica Herrera, 29, allegedly burned her daughter’s body in a barrel after the child fatally injured her head at home. Herrera feared she would lose custody of her other children if she explained what happened.

Herrera also faces four counts of felony injury to a child.

A jury trial is scheduled for Jan. 29.

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