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Chili powder suspected of causing Calif. toddler's death, girlfriend of child's father arrested

(CBS/AP) APPLE VALLEY, Calif. - Amanda Sorensen, a 21-year-old Southern California woman, has been arrested in connection with the death of her boyfriend's 2-year-old daughter, who died from complications after eating chili powder.

The San Bernardino Sun reports Sorensen was arrested Monday after an initial investigation of the girl's death.

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies went to an Apple Valley home Sunday and found the child suffering from a seizure after ingesting the kitchen spice. She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Sorensen is being held on $500,000 bail and is due in court on Wednesday Jan. 9.

  • Crimesider Staff

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