Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against an Apple Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend's daughter with chili powder.
Amanda Sorensen, 21 was formally charged Wednesday with the murder of 2-year-old Joileen, as well as an act child abuse that caused the death of a human being, according to the criminal complaint. The last name of the girl was not released. No reason was given.
Sorensen's arraignment was Wednesday in Victorville Superior Court via closed-circuit camera from the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, according to court records.
The Marinello School of Beauty graduate faces a possible term of 25 years to life in state prison if convicted, according to prosecutors.
Deputies were called to the 20000 block of Cayuga Road on Sunday night when they found the toddler suffering from a seizure after ingesting the powder, authorities said.
The girl was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed.
Sorensen is the girlfriend of the toddler's father, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller. The father's name wasn't released.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact sheriff's Detective Rob Trostle or Sgt. Rick Bessinger at 909-387-3589.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at Wetip.com.