The AP reported that a 17 year old woman was arrested on a capital murder charge in El Paso Friday.

The woman's name was Erica Gomez, and she was charged with capital murder for stabbing her newborn child to death.

Authorities of El Paso say that Gomez gave birth to the newborn baby girl at her home, and 12 hours later the child was found dead. The newborn was found wrapped in a robe and placed in a storage shed.

The child was discovered on February 9th, and the baby had stab wounds to the neck and torso. The child was discovered after deputies arrived at the residence to conduct a welfare check. The woman is being held on an $800,000 bond for the horrific act.

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