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Coroner identifies Sacramento toddler, the victim of multiple injuries

Published: Monday, Jul. 14, 2014 - 11:21 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014 - 5:33 pm

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of the 14-month-old girl who suffered multiple injuries and died Friday.

The child was identified as Leila Shehadeh.

Guyland D. Washington, 19, was booked Saturday in the Sacramento County jail on suspicion of homicide in connection with the child’s death. The girl, who police said had multiple injuries, was taken to Sacramento Fire Station No. 17, in the Robla area north of Interstate 80, at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Fire station personnel transported the child to UC Davis Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Sacramento police said the toddler was in Washington’s care at a home on Andy Circle while the mother, identified by coroner records as Alyssa Donnell, was at work. When the mother returned home, she saw that Leila was in need of medical attention. She and Washington took the toddler to the fire station for help, police said.

Washington was later arrested at the house.

Attempts to reach the parents of the deceased child by phone and by visits to addresses tied to Donnell and the baby’s father, identified by coroner records as Subhi Shehadeh, were not successful. Neither parent was home, and the person who answered the door at each house declined interview requests. The house on Andy Circle is surrounded by a fence, and the gate was locked Monday.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.



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