Woman faces murder, torture charges relating to death of 2-year-old girl

Wendy Gomez in court today

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield woman is facing three felony charges in the case of a 2-year-old found dead in a car last week.

Wendy Guadalupe Gomez was in court today, arraigned on charges of second-degree murder, torture and willful cruelty to a child.

The 20-year-old was arrested Saturday after police found a toddler not breathing inside a car on Chester Lane.

Police said the child suffered trauma to her lower extremities.

Authorities have not released the name of the child or the relationship with Gomez.

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