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November 26, 2013

Jury to decide mental competency of Modesto murder defendant

A jury will have to decide whether a woman is mentally competent to stand trial in the death of an 18-month-old girl she was baby-sitting at her west Modesto home last year. In the death of Alexandra Medina-Cisneros, 32-year-old defendant Maria Elena Torres faces a charge of murder and assault on a child younger than 8 years old.

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