Selena Elsie Aleman, a 5-month-old Latina, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the 8000 block of California Avenue in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide investigators.
South Gate Police officers were called to Selena's home around 4:47 a.m. regarding a call about a baby not breathing, said sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Her parents told investigators they put the baby to bed around 11 p.m. and when they woke up to get ready for work they noticed she wasn't breathing, Alfred said.
Sheriff's Homicide Bureau investigators were asked to take over the investigation on Feb. 27, when the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office declared Selena's death a homicide caused by traumatic injury, Alfred said.
On Thursday, March 7, Selena's father, Jose Francisco Aleman, 22, was arrested on suspicion of murder ...