Woman charged with murder in death of 2-year-old daughter

Credit: Owyhee County Sheriff's Office

Veronica Herrera

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by KTVB

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 11:50 PM

BOISE -- A Homedale woman is now charged with first-degree murder for the death of her two-year-old daughter.

Twenty-nine-year-old Veronica Herrera was originally accused of burning her daughter's body in a burn barrel at her home in Homedale back in August.

Now she is accused of killing the toddler, as well.

Herrera told police her daughter fell and hit her head. When she found her later, she wasn't breathing.

Herrera said she burned the body to try to avoid losing her other two children.

She will be back in court Tuesday morning.

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