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UPDATE: Madison mom faces charges in son's death

MADISON (WKOW) -- A 22-year-old Madison woman has been arrested by the Madison Police Department, facing a tentative charge of First Degree Reckless Homicide in the death of her 3-year-old son.

Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the child was taken to UW Hospital on Thursday, June 30, with a head injury.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says Luis Vasquez died at the hospital on July 3.

DeSpain says Maria Castillo-Dominguez, of Madison, told detectives that she struck her child inside their Lake Point Dr. apartment and his head hit a wall. Later that day, he began to show signs of physical distress and was taken to the hospital.

The Dane County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy Tuesday. The medical examiner says the preliminary results of that autopsy indicate the injuries to Vasquez are consistent with inflicted trauma, and they say additional testing is currently underway.

The case remains under investigation by the City of Madison Police and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.

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