Mother Charged with Capital Murder in Connection to Death of

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RURAL MERCEDES--A mother is charged with capital murder in connection to death of a one-month-old baby girl.
     34-year-old Maria Guadalupe Cardenas was arraigned Sunday.
     The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said dispatchers received a 911 call from a female, later identified as Cardenas, telling them she killed her baby.
     The baby was later found dead near Mile 9 N and Mile 1 E in Rural Mercedes.
     The Sheriff's office said Cardenas admitted to suffocating her daughter.
     Cardenas was given a $1 Million bond. CHANNEL FIVE NEWS is told she's in the country illegally.


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