Chicago grandmother charged with murder after baby’s throat cut with power saw

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CHICAGO (PIX11) – Police have charged a Chicago grandmother in the gruesome death of a 9-month-old, found with injuries to the throat from a power saw.

Manuela Rodriguez faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Rose Herrera.  The injuries Rodriguez allegedly inflicted with the saw didn’t kill her granddaughter, however, a Cook County autopsy found the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.  She is also believed to have suffocated on a sock “stuffed into her mouth.”

The believe the girl was already dead when her throat was cut.  Police believe Rodriguez killed the child to stop her from crying.

It’s not yet clear if Rodriguez has hired an attorney at this time.


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