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Mother says baby’s death an accident

SAN DIEGO — The mother of an infant whose death is being investigated as suspicious told FOX5 Friday that her son’s death was a tragic accident.

Homicide detectives were questioning 9-month-old Kevin Machado’s parents after he allegedly fell of a bed Thursday and died at a hospital hours later.

Child’s Death Marked As SuspiciousGuadalupe Ocampo said the incident happened so quickly.  Her baby boy was lying next to her on the bed one minute and the next had crawled off, falling nearly 4-feet and landed on his head.

“The baby fell off the bed and we weren’t able to grab him,” said Ocampo, adding that when she picked him up off the floor his was unconscious.

A friend of Ocampo said she ran out with the baby in her hands screaming for help.

“They were trying to wake up the baby,” said Ocampo, “but he was already turning purple.”

He was taken by ambulance to Rady Children’s Hospital where doctors performed surgery to try and save him.

“He had blood inside of his head,” said Ocampo through her grief. “That’s when doctors said they were going to operate, but he didn’t survive the operation.”

By law, even if it appears to be nothing more than a horrible accident, when doctors encounter this type of injury they must report it to police.

“No one is considered suspects. No one is in custody or detained,” said San Diego police Lt. Mike Hasting. “We are waiting for autopsy to determine if a crime has been committed.”

Adding to Ocampo’s pain, San Diego County Child Protective Services have taken her other five children. She has a court date to learn if she will get them back Tuesday.

Autopsy results are expected to be complete Saturday.

A fund has been set up for anyone interested in helping the family raise money for Machado’s funeral.

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20 Comments to “Mother says baby’s death an accident”

    thechurchofchrismartin said:
    September 6, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Looks like ICE should also be investigating whether this woman and her 5 kids are in the country LEGALLY. And I bet they are NOT!

      ron said:
      September 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      The fking Country doesnt care…just keeps paying out our tax money

      ron said:
      December 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      California doesnt seem to care about illegals, neither does our Government.

    guest said:
    September 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    6, now 5 kids, she must have been in the U.S. for some time and not a word of English. Amazing that we put up with this.

      lisa fletcher said:
      September 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      This is NOT a post about immigration!!! ^^^^^^ This comment proves politics overrides humanity!! Rest in Paradise angel <3

    Glen said:
    September 7, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Saw the interview; no tears! Just fake crying sounds. Something ain't right here.

    ron said:
    September 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Illegals and murderers……..brilliant

    thechurchofchrismartin said:
    September 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Yes, what is NOT RIGHT is this Senorita probably snuck over the border to get herself intertwined into our generous welfare system–with the more kids you pop out, the more WIC vouchers, food stamps and welfare money you get. Does not even matter if you speak English or not–just stick your hand out and keep getting knocked up. If she is found culpable here, I hope the judge forces her to get her tubes tied to help save the poor U.S. taxpayers her gravy train pay outs.

      Marc said:
      September 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      Hey Jesus freak STFU B4 I shut it for you. You're probably a tootles, racist, redneck hillbilly. Call yourself CHURCH OF CRIST. Crist doesn't judge people dumbass.

    John said:
    September 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    What is the baby's death have to do with her being legal or illegal? The fact of the matter is she is now here in the U.S. Bunch of racist pricks, not everyone is living off your "Tax Money" you people don't know that. Just because she doesn't speak English that doesn't mean she is here illegally. Get yourself educated it's almost 2014 STOP with this racist bullshit, were all humans, we all bleed red morons.

      ron said:
      December 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      And we all have laws to follow. I love how people who expect immigration to be enforced are racists. Maybe youre the idiot?

    John said:
    September 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Give the lady a break! She just lost a child. STOP with your racist bull shit do it for the kid.Truth of the matter is the Mexicans aren’t leaving soon so deal with it! I love Mexicans !

      ron said:
      December 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      Lost or killed? There is a difference

    T said:
    September 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Not all mexicans are or were illegal. Many were born in the U.S., as I was! I am so sick of every bit of news resort back to being illegal just because someone has a mexican/hispanic name. Get a life you racist idiots!

      Now What said:
      September 30, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      Thank You "T" try telling that to (thechurchofchrismartin) Calls himself a Jesus man, people like him are the reason I don't go to church and I bet he won't talk that racist shit in front of a Mexican, Black, White, Italian however he is what you call a internet tough guy but won't do shit in real life.

        ron said:
        December 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM

        All you internet tough guys make me laugh

      ron said:
      December 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      I'd think if you were born here, you would speak english….just sayin

    T said:
    September 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    With a proper investigation it will be determined if it was an accident or murder. Save your ignorant, unnecessary comments to yourself. The fact is that an innocent baby has died. RACISM is ugly and being a MORON seems to fit these RACISTS!

      ron said:
      December 3, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      So if you ask about legal status you are a racist? So i guess everyone in Border patrol and ice and customs are racist too? STFU

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