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Pregnant Puerto Rican Woman Wanted for the Murder of Her Child Arrested in Newark

By kcora on
Newark New Jersey

After years of searching for a 26-year-old Puerto Rican woman wanted in connection with the murder of her child was arrested yesterday in Newark. 

On Friday, Puerto Rico Police called Newark police after tips were received claiming Christina Cortes-Rodriguez, 26, was in Newark. 

Cortes-Rodriguez, who is nine months pregnant, was wanted on a warrant issued several years ago for the murder of her child.

After an investigation, police learned Cortes-Rodriguez was staying in a fourth-floor apartment in the 200 block of Mt. Prospect Avenue. She was subsequently arrested early Monday.

Cortes-Rodriguez remains in the city jail pending extradition to Puerto Rico.