Yoselin Torres Tovar, 2 Days into Murder Trial, Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Her Newborn to Death

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Two days into her jury trial, a 20-year-old Fullerton mother pleaded guilty today to repeatedly stabbing her newborn girl to death and hiding the corpse in the closet of her family's home in April 2010. Yoselin Torres Tovar is scheduled to be sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison at a June 1 Santa Ana hearing. She copped to one felony count of second degree murder with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the use of a deadly weapon.

Then 18, Tovar didn't want to have a baby, and no one in her family knew she was pregnant when, between 7 and 9 a.m. on April 18, 2010, she gave birth in the bathroom of her family's Fullerton home. Tovar went on to stab the baby girl multiple times, wrap up the body and place the bundle in her bedroom closet. 

Family members saw blood on Tovar and took her to St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, where doctors examined her and determined she had just given birth. Shortly after police were alerted, Tovar expelled the placenta at the hospital.

That night, cops found the discarded newborn, and Tovar was arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Lilsint
Lilsint

Jerez74carrillo She is f****** stupid . I know her since elementary I went to high school with her . She was nothing but a stupid low life. I just wish her good luck in jail .

hil
hil

With honesty look deep into all you've done in your life and most will certainly find some thing close-to or just as horrific that you did, but for which you didn't get caught.  Just because you didn't get caught does not mean it didn't happen and that it wasn't just as horrific!  At least Ms. Torres had the courage to face a judge and accept responsibility for her actions.  Regardless of how she got to that decision, she voiced her guilt.  Those of you with "secrets," what's your plan?

Ms. Torres is far from stupid; maybe she was hopeful that someone would rescue her and her baby because after all, she carried her for 9 whole months.  Can you imagine her desperation!  Instead, she went unnoticed--neglected and ignored by family members, school administrators, and peers. 

Her choice to plead guilty tells me she made a very smart decision: 16 yrs instead of Life. As bad as it is, what's done is done.  Chin up Yoselin!  It was a horrible mistake, but you learned from it and can move past it.  Good luck.

Lilsint
Lilsint

Shes so stupid . I can't believe that I went to school with her. I hope she stays there forever

Rock
Rock

So...the family had no idea she was pregnant? WTF? Nobody in the house that stood 1 foot from her could tell? I'm guessing that this wasnt a family that paid too much attention to each other

Jerez74carrillo
Jerez74carrillo

look this story is bullshit. they have it all wrong i know this person personally and rthat not how the sotry goes, so dave you can fuck off!!

mitch young
mitch young

"That night, cops found the discarded newborn, and Tovar was arrested on suspicion of murder."

I'm not a big anti-abortion guy, but isn't it strange that if she paid a 'doctor' to essentially stab the baby (then dissect it) inside her womb, oh, 5 weeks earlier, than she'd be in the clear?

Dave
Dave

That is so sad. We should reunite the mother and baby.

Enephillips@hotmai.com
Enephillips@hotmai.com

She a low life? Why are you judging? With a name like lil sint I would think you were from "fullertons tokers town". You went to high school with her? Where was that at La Vista Like the rest of the low life's or was it sunny hills? See how easy I can judge too. If you knew her you would know something WAS wrong with her.... I wish Jocelyn the best and I hope she Keeps away from all the self hating ppl in pRison..as corny as it sound she need to get rite with god like she use to be.

Streets
Streets

You sound perfect, guess you never made a mistake..........sometimes people commit things like this because of mental illness or desperation......she sounds like she needs treatment not persecution.........will see how the rest of your life pans out..........in 20 years think about your life and the stupid shit you said about this girl......

Ermosabrenda
Ermosabrenda

your such a fuckin ass hole you might have gone to school with her but you don't fuckin know her to rot in hell dumbass!

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

 It is so annoying when you fucking spambots cut and paste one phrase from a comment as if you are saying something! Pay the fucking advertising rates like a real business does

Bongbob
Bongbob

I know Jocelyn personally too so if there's more to the story then do tell, if there isn't then DON'T open ur mouth and say other wise

Dave
Dave

You can say whatever you want. If she pleaded guilty she is going away for a very long time. I would say that if she did it she will have to live with what she did, but it's obvious that if she did do it she doesn't have any moral compass.

Rachel
Rachel

Actually the cut off date for an abortion here is 24 weeks. A baby's due date is at 40 weeks, so the abortion thing does not apply here. 

mitch young
mitch young

I've tried to find the actual cutoff for legal abortions in California. It's pretty fuzzy, because California law allows a 'physical or mental health' exception for 2nd trimester (and third trimester/post-viability?) abortions. 

PVdude
PVdude

If we all pitch in and throw you a tasteful farewell party, can we pay to have you aborted?

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