Utah Babysitter Claimed Infant Stopped Breathing in Crib. Then She Was Charged with Murder


An Utah babysitter has been charged with murder after the death of a 5-month-old young lady, according to online jail records.

Paulina Carmona-Simbron, 47, was charged Friday and remains in Salt Lake Province Jail without bond, records show. It was unclear whether she had an attorney to speak on her behalf.


On Oct. 13, crisis teams were called to Carmona-Simbron’s Taylorsville home on a report of an unresponsive infant, distinguished as Aitana Aguilar, according to charging records obtained by KSLTV. Carmona-Simbron allegedly told police she heard the infant hack while sleeping in her den not long before the youngster quit breathing.

Specialists at Primary Youngsters’ Hospital determined the young lady had “serious retinal hemorrhaging and extreme ‘tearing in the brain,'” the charging reports state.

Specialists let police know that the baby had less than 72 hours to live because of her injuries. Aitana was pronounced dead the following day.

In a GoFundMe post, Aitana’s parents expounded on their devastating misfortune, calling their daughter a “sweet darling.”

“Nobody ought to at any point cover their daughter this way,” thought of her parents Guillermo and Rosario Aguilar.

“[F]or the people who knew our darling Aitana we ask you for your assistance for the funeral costs because we are going through a really hard and devastating time in our life and we will always cherish her with all our heart and she will be forever missed by all our family and companions.” Carmona-Simbron allegedly told family and neighbors she wanted to take care of kids despite not having any formal training or having a permit to care for youngsters, according to the charging records, which were also obtained by ABC4.

Before Oct. 13, Carmona-Simbron had watched Aitana multiple times, and allegedly told investigators she had not had any issues, the station announced, citing the charging archives.

Nonetheless, Aitana’s parents allegedly let police know that their infant daughter came home with a bruise on her cheek and Carmona-Simbron said it came from laying face down on a toy, the station detailed. A specialist allegedly told authorities, “This injury could never have happened from lying down prone, regardless of whether over an item.

This finding does, nonetheless, evoke significant concern for underlying kid physical abuse in the absence of an appropriate history,” according to the charging archives.

In the event that you suspect kid abuse, call the Childhelp National Kid Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Kid or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org.

All calls are complementary and confidential. The hotline is available every minute of every day in excess of 170 languages.