A 21-year-old woman who prosecutors said fatally stabbed her 2-year-old son was indicted Friday.
Chief Judge Linda Bell ordered Cristina Guadalupe Moya held without bail in the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with use of a deadly weapon.
Moya and the boy’s father had recently separated, and she was distraught and decided to take her own life, according to prosecutors. She later told police, “Martin needs to be with me forever.”
A cousin of Moya had requested a police check because Moya hadn’t left a bedroom at the home in the 8600 block of Manalang Road since the previous night, Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives said at the time. The boy’s grandfather was called to the home, near East Pebble Road and Pollock Drive, and he kicked in the door, police said.
Inside he found the boy dead and Moya suffering from apparently self-inflicted stab wounds.
Moya was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, and later released.
The woman’s cousin told investigators that she had been “very depressed” and had “not been herself” since giving birth to the boy, her only child, according to police.