Capital murder charge filed against 17-year-old

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Date: 2008-06-06
Source: gulflive.com

Capital murder charge filed against 17-year-old

6/6/2008, 7:18 p.m. CDTM
The Associated Press

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — Court records show prosecutors have filed a capital murder charge against 17-year-old Marainna Torres in the death of her 2-year-old adopted sister, Enna Isabel Barreto.

Officials said Torres had not yet been arrested Friday.

Union County Justice Court Clerk Larissa Edwards told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a May 30 document showing the capital murder charge is in the court's records.

Enna died May 19 in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital from head trauma. Her family said the girl, adopted from Guatemala, had fallen from a shopping cart.

Torres is the daughter of Enna's adoptive mother, Janet Lee Killough Barreto.

Janet Barreto and her husband, Ramon Barreto, were charged with child endangerment after the toddler died.

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