Who is Eustajia Mojica Dominguez? California mom kills 3-year-old by leaving her in hot car for 3 hours
Jessica Campos, 3, was found not breathing after she was left in the hot car for over three hours while her mother Eustajia Mojica Dominguez tended to her cannabis farm
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA: The Visalia Police Department confirmed that when they found the three-year-old child, Jessica Campos, she was not breathing. She had been left in the car for over three hours. At this time, the temperature inside the car had risen to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The mother of the three-year-old was reportedly busy tending to her cannabis farm. The officials supposed that the baby suffocated to death because she couldn't breathe when it got too hot inside the car. It was revealed that the official who tried to resuscitate the toddler was answering an unrelated call nearby. He took the baby from the relatives in an attempt to continue to perform CPR.
Who is Eustajia Mojica Dominguez?
Eustajia Mojica Dominguez is the mother of the three-year-old girl who died in California. An involuntary manslaughter arrest against her was announced in a statement by Visalia Police Department on their official Facebook page. Dominguez is the owner of a cannabis farm where the police recovered 70 mature marijuana plants, 80 immature marijuana plants. In addition to this, they also found 475 pounds of processed marijuana at the residence.
The official statement from the police read, "On June 3, 2021 at 5.47 pm, officers and emergency services personnel were dispatched to the 100 block of W. Perez regarding a 3-year-old, later identified as Jessica Campos, who was not breathing after being left in a parked vehicle for an extended length of time. An officer was on an unrelated call across the street from the residence and was on scene within seconds. The patrol officer took over CPR duties from family members who were trying to revive Jessica."
The statement further added, "Based on statements obtained by detectives, it is believed that Jessica was left in the vehicle for 2 ½ to 3 hours prior to being discovered. The outdoor temperature was determined to be at least 100 degrees at the time of the incident. Statements obtained indicated that Jessica’s mother, Eustajia Mojica Dominguez, had been tending to a marijuana grow and processing marijuana during the time the child was left in the vehicle."
Speaking of the charges that Dominguez would face, the statement read, "Eustajia Dominguez Mojica was booked at the Tulare County Pretrial Facility for 192(b) PC, Involuntary Manslaughter, and 273a(a) PC, Child Endangerment. Drug charges related to the marijuana are being recommended to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office against all the adult suspects."
Jessica was pronounced dead at Kaweah Health Medical Center where she was taken to following the incident.
Authorities also revealed that four other children were found at the residence -- a 15-year-old, an 11-year-old, and two 9 months old babies. All the children were handed over to the Child Welfare Services. The police also confirmed that there were four other adult residents. They were identified as Araceli Mojica, 33, Emmanuel Ortiz-Aguilar, 34, Valentin Aguilar Ortiz, 27, and Victor Flores Corona, 41. These four adults may face possible drug charges related to marijuana as well.