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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Mother on Felony Probation for Child Abuse, Booked on Murder of own Child

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Fontana Ca-


On February 27th, at 12:50 pm, Officers responded to the 9500 block of Madrona, in the City of Fontana, reference a medical aid call. Information was obtained that a 3-year-old female, was not breathing and her face was turning blue. Upon arrival of Officers, life saving measures were taken until Paramedics arrived on scene transporting the victim to a local hospital. Fontana Police Investigation Unit responded and took control of the scene. On March 3rd, 2019, the victim succumbed to her injuries.

On the day of the incident, the mother of the 3-year-old, Miriam Sandoval Montano 37, was arrested and booked for PC 664/187, Attempted Murder, with a $1,000,000.00 bail enhancement. On March 3rd, 2019, a supplemental booking for PC187 Murder was completed and is now being held without bail. Montano is currently on felony probation for child abuse, in which the decedent child was the victim. Fontana Police investigated and arrested Montano in that 2015 case.

Father, Richard Rojo 34, was booked for PC273(a) Felony Child Endangerment, on February 27th, 2019. Both suspects are in custody at West Valley Detention Center. The remaining children were removed from the residence and are currently in the care of Children and Family Services.

For further media inquiries please contact PIO R. Sayegh at, or 909-350-7759.

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