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REDMOND, OR -- A Redmond husband and wife are accused of murder by abuse and other charges, in connection with the December death of the man’s five-year-old daughter. A Deschutes County grand jury indicted Estevan Garcia (pictured) and Sacora Horn-Garcia, this week. Horn-Garcia is the girl’s stepmother.  


The two are alleged to have acted recklessly and with extreme indifference to the value of human life. The grand jury found their actions and inaction -- which included neglect and maltreatment -- caused the girl's death.
On December 21, 2016, medics responded to a 911 report of the child  unconscious and not breathing. She was taken to St. Charles Redmond where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy was conducted the next day. 
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said in a statement, "This investigation has been all hands on Deck." He adds, "Redmond Police and my deputies worked closely with medical professionals to piece together the final months of this girl's life. Suffice it to say, she went through hell." He released no other details of the alleged crimes.
The couple's first court hearing is Friday afternoon. 

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