MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Madison woman has been charged with causing the head injuries that killed her 3-year-old son.
Maria Castillo-Dominguez was charged Thursday with first-degree reckless homicide. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.
The criminal complaint quotes her as telling police she slapped Luis Vasquez with an open hand nearly two weeks when she was trying to get him to take a bath. Prosecutors say she later acknowledged also throwing Luis against a wall because he ate gum after being told not to.
The complaint says she told investigators that when she finally started bathing him, he said, "Mom, don't hit me."
Online court records didn't list a defense attorney.
A Wisconsin State Journal report says a preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.