Mistrial declared in case of mom accused of shaking infant to death

Posted at 3:03 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 18:07:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A jury deciding the fate of a City Heights mother accused of fatally shaking a 9-month-old infant was deadlocked Tuesday.

Guadalupe O'Campos, 35, was charged with first-degree murder and assault on a child for shaking Kevin Machado so violently, it caused massive brain injuries leading to his death in 2013.

A mistrial was declared Tuesday after a jury could not reach an agreement over the charge of assault causing death of a child. The jury Monday reached a not guilty verdict on the murder charge.

No word was immediately given whether a retrial will be requested. 

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Deputy District Attorney Nicole Rooney has argued that O'Campos shook the infant so badly, that his retina was detached from his eyeball. The prosecutor argued there were eight impact sites from trauma on the boy's head.

O'Campos' defense attorney, Deputy Public Defender Patrick McCoy, said his client had experienced a "mother's worst nightmare" when the baby fell off the bed.