On June 3, a Yolo County Superior Court Judge rejected the plea of insanity in the case of Davis resident, Aquelin Talamantes, 29, for murdering her 5-year-old daughter Tatianna Garcia, last year.
Talamantes was found guilty on May 30, of first degree murder that took place Sept. 25, 2012 when Talamantes drowned her daughter in her bathtub. She later drove her unresponsive daughter in her trunk to the home of a relative in Sacramento. Her daughter was proclaimed deceased at the hospital.
According to reports, the defendant had been to several mental health professionals. However, prosecutors further alleged that Talamantes was a manipulative and cold-hearted killer who used the mental health practitioners to her advantage.
The sentencing will be July 7. Talamantes will be faced with 25 years to life with parole.
— Gabriella Hamlett