Kern River Valley

Mom in court 6 months after daughter dies

Mom in court 6 months after daughter dies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Kern River Valley mother was in court Monday to answer to a charge of willful cruelty to a child.

Amanda Reese's daughter, 14-month-old Sophialynn Marie Taylor, died in January after she was found unresponsive at her home on Erskin Creek Road in Lake Isabella.

Reese entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment. Her live-in boyfriend was arrested and charged with murder.