California mother accused of disabled son's death now faces murder charges in 4-month-old death: cops

Source: Madera County jail' Madera County District Attorney's Office

Sep. 13 2021, Published 9:14 a.m. ET

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A mom in California already faced charges in connection to one of her children's deaths, now faces accusations of murder in another child's killing, prosecutors announced.

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The Madera County District Attorney's Office filed new charges against Briseida Sran, 30, in connection to the death of her 4-month-old daughter, Divina Sran, in 2015. The new charges were announced last week

She and her husband, Sukjinder Sran, were both previously charged in the death of her 2-year-old son, Thaddeus, in July 2020.

Thaddeus was reported missing on July 15, 2020. Authorities reportedly found the burned body of a toddler in an orchard west of Madera eight days later. The remains were identified as Thaddeus, according to

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"We filed murder charges against the mother and father of Theo, and we also filed in accordance with Adam's Law," Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno said in a statement.

"It's child abuse leading to the death of a child under the age of 8, and it's a 25-year to life count."

Thaddeus reportedly had special needs and was non-verbal and unable to walk, according to ABC 30. The Sran’s three other children were taken into Child Protective Services at the time of their arrest, according to

Both parents pleaded not guilty to killing the boy.

Now, Briseida Sran is facing murder and child abuse leading to death charges. Authorities have not released the official cause of death and are not releasing specific details about the baby's death.

Briseida Sran is set to go before a judge on Oct. 8 to be arraigned on the new charges, according to the Madera County District Attorney’s Office.


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