(Santa Ana, California) in September 2012, 21-year-old Anaheim woman Juana Perez Valencia was found guilty of killing her newborn baby and then dumping the body in a trash can.
Valencia was convicted of second degree murder and assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death.
Valencia is accused of giving birth Dec. 22, 2009 in the restroom of Sombrero's, a Mexican restaurant in Stanton, where she worked as a server. The full-term baby girl was born alive.Valencia was sentenced yesterday to 15 years to life in prison.
She weighed 6.3 pounds and was 17-inches-long, according to a news release issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors say Valencia, then 19 at the time, smothered the baby immediately after giving birth.
She is accused of putting the baby in a plastic bag and placing the body in a dumpster behind the restaurant.