Brandy Devine, the Turlock mother who was charged with the murder of her two-year-old daughter, appeared briefly in court this morning, where Judge Dawna Reeves scheduled a preliminary hearing for Devine on March 1, 2013.
Devine was charged with two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge for the death of her two year old daughter, Stephanie Torres, at her arraignment in mid-July. Devine was charged with one felony count of murder (Penal Code 187a), one felony count for causing and permitting a child to suffer physical and mental suffering and placing a child in a dangerous situation without taking steps to protect the child (Penal Code 273a), and a misdemeanor count for the use of methamphetamine.
Devine pleaded not guilty to the charges, and has been scheduled a pretrial hearing before the March 1 preliminary hearing. She is currently still in custody with her bail amount remaining at $1 million.
The cause of death has yet to be released by officials, however, Devine’s charges have been enhanced to include that she did inflict immense bodily injury to the 2 year old.
Defense Attorney Marcus Mumford is leading the defense for Devine against Deputy District Attorney John Mayne. Judge Dawna Reeves will be presiding the PEOPLE vs. Brandy Lee Rose Devine Case.
On July 16th, at approximately 12:35pm, Turlock Police Department (TPD) Officers responded to the 1100 block of N. Denair to assist Emergency Medical Services personnel after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor of a non-responsive child.
TPD Officer’s arrived at the residence where they located a two year old female deceased. The mother, Brandy Devine, 25 years-old, was later interviewed by investigators and was subsequently arrested for crimes related to the death of the child. Devine was charged with homicide and other related child abuse charges. Devine was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail without bail.
Devine, the deceased child, and three other siblings lived in the home.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Justin Williamson at (209) 668-5550 extension 6631.