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Hesperia Teen Arrested for Death of her Infant Child

Nalani Cuellar (photo FB)
Nalani Cuellar (photo FB)

HESPERIA:( A 19-year-old Hesperia woman has been arrested on alleged charges of the death of her infant child. According to a press release, detectives determined the male infant was born at a residence on the 16700 block of Elm Street in Hesperia prior to being brought to the hospital. The baby was deceased upon arrival at the hospital.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at approximately 1:40 P.M., deputies from the Victorville and Hesperia Sheriff Stations responded to the Desert Valley Medical Center in Victorville. Hospital Staff reported suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of an infant from Hesperia.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide and Crimes Against Children Details along with an investigator from the Sheriff’s Scientific Investigations Division were summoned and conducted an investigation.

Nalani Cuellar (photo FB)
Nalani Cuellar (photo FB)

Detectives determined Nalani Cuellar was responsible for the death of her recently birthed son. Cuellar was arrested for PC 187, Murder, and booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

The investigation is on going and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Joe Steers at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

(source: Nixle press release)

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