Mother Accused Of Killing Daughter

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Date: 2009-08-06

Woman Arrested In 2008 Elk Grove Death

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- A mother has been arrested on suspicion of killing her adopted 3-year-old daughter, Elk Grove police said Thursday.

Sabrina Banks was taken into custody Wednesday in Visalia on suspicion of murder, assault resulting in the death of a child under 8 years of age and endangering the life or health of a child, Officer Christopher Trim said.

Police and medics responded on May 2, 2008, to the 9900 block of Sorrentino Drive in Elk Grove after receiving a 911 call from Banks indicating that Lavender Banks was unresponsive.

Upon arrival at the location, medical personnel were unable to resuscitate the child and she was pronounced dead.

Investigators gathered information that suggested Sabrina Banks was responsible for the death.

The case was recently presented to the Sacramento County district attorney and an arrest warrant was issued.

The mother was in custody Thursday in Visalia awaiting transportation to Sacramento County Jail.


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