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Mother charged in death of Baby James Chairez pleads no contest

D’Lanny Chairez plead no contest to at least one rely of tampering with proof in the case. Her 20-month-old child was discovered useless in their cell residence.

SAN ANTONIO — A mom charged in the death of her child pleaded no contest in a San Antonio courtroom on Thursday.

Baby James Chairez was 20 months outdated when he was reported lacking, and was later discovered useless in the cell residence the place he lived together with his mom. D’Lanny Chairez pleaded no contest to at least one cost of tampering with proof.

San Antonio Police initially began looking for the lacking mother and child in February of 2021, in a case that acquired nationwide consideration. Surveillance video final confirmed James alive on Jan. 4 of that year, with D’Lanny pushing him in a stroller. 

The mom was discovered and arrested in March, and he or she reportedly instructed investigators she needed to provide her baby up for adoption as a result of she wasn’t able to be a mom. Police say that since then, she had been silent on his whereabouts.

In April of 2021, police discovered stays in the household’s cell residence. In May, they confirmed that the stays belonged to Baby James. Investigators carried out an post-mortem, and it’s unclear if any extra prices will likely be filed.

Chairez’s aunt, Mariesol Gomez, has been vocal all through the case. She needs to see her niece charged immediately for inflicting the death of Baby James.

“It’s important for me to follow through with this case, because this is for James,” she mentioned. “I’m gonna fight for justice for him. If it means I have to be here all the time, it means I’m gonna cry every time, it means I’m gonna be disgusted, disturbed and hurt through it, I’m gonna sit there.” 

Chairez is ready to look in a sentencing listening to on August 8.

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