HANFORD — Veronica Brouwer, the Hanford woman who was arrested and charged with the murder of her 2-month-old daughter, is being released from jail.
A judge ruled Tuesday that there was not enough evidence to put Brouwer on trial for the death of the infant. The 40-year-old was arrested on suspicion of killing her child in July.
Evie Brouwer, Brouwer's 2-month-old daughter, died from what authorities said were two "severe blunt force trauma injuries" to the head.
Authorities were called to a home June 22 for a report of an unresponsive child. Deputies say authorities found Evie Brouwer face-down and unresponsive on a mattress at a residence in the 8300 block of Idaho Avenue and immediately began performing CPR.
She was transported to Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, where she died on June 23.
Deputies said at the time that when they interviewed the child's parents about what had happened, they found "inconsistencies" in the testimony.
An autopsy on the child's body conducted by the Kings County Coroner's Office revealed the two blunt-force trauma injuries to her head.
After follow-up interviews with the parents, deputies said they believed that Brouwer caused the injuries.