North County mother of 3 dies days after fight with brother

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Laura Bautista who died of injuries suffered in an alleged fight with her brother. (Photo: Jasmine Rocha)

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. – A woman who was gravely injured last week in a violent family fight in Escondido has died, authorities said.

Patrol officers responding to a report of a medical emergency in the 100 block of East 15th Avenue found 27-year-old Laura Bautista badly hurt and unresponsive shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, according to police. Medics took her to Palomar Medical Center, where she was admitted in critical condition and was not expected to survive.

Bautista died from her injuries Tuesday night, Escondido police confirmed.

Officers detained the woman’s 25-year-old brother, Jose Enrique Bautista, for questioning.

“Initial information indicated (the siblings) had been involved in a fight stemming from a family argument,” Lick said.

After questioning Jose Bautista, detectives arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder. The reason for the family dispute was unclear.

An online fundraiser has been set up for Laura’s funeral.  According to the GoFundMe page, she had three children.

“We lost our dear friend Laura Bautista who has left behind 3 kids and her family they need emotional support as well as financial support now more than ever,” Jasmine Rocha posted.

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