Hanford woman accused of second-degree murder after stillborn baby’s death linked to drug use
Photo: Adora Perez (Kings County Sheriff / Hanford PD / Hanford Sentinel)
HANFORD // Police have arrested a local woman for second-degree murder after she gave birth to a stillborn baby whose death is believed to have been caused by the mother’s drug use.
According to the Hanford Sentinel, 29-year-old Adora Perez was still in treatment at the Adventist Health Birthing Center when she gave birth to a stillborn baby at around 10 PM on December 30th. The attending physician’s initial reports reportedly show that both mother and child tested positive for methamphetamine after the baby was delivered.
Police believe Perez had been ingesting methamphetamine throughout her pregnancy and even afterwards, which was also reportedly confirmed by several independent witnesses, according to the Sentinel.
Evidence of continual drug use was also reportedly found after police served a search warrant at Perez’s home. She is now housed at the Kings County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.