Woman charged with attempted murder of 3-year-old

A woman was arrested late last year after she was accused of trying to kill a 3-year-old child in Somerset County, authorities announced Monday.

The woman, Alfonsina Anguita, 21, of Manville, is a relative of the child but Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Frank Roman told NJ Advance Media he could disclose their exact relationship.

Detectives were called to a local hospital on Dec. 12, 2023 for a report of a child with signs of physical abuse and strangulation, the office said in a statement.

A medical examination revealed patterns and marks indicative of child abuse and evidence that it allegedly occurred while the child was under the care of Anguita in Manville, the office said.

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