ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a woman pulled up to a hospital in Orlando asking for help for her 11-year-old daughter, but she was already dead from multiple stab wounds.
Then, they say she pulled a knife on hospital workers.
Officials say 28-year-old Rose Alcides Rivera was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Aleyda Rivera.
OCSO Homicide detectives have arrested Rosa Alcides Rivera for the stabbing murder of her 11-year old daughter. This morning at 10:51 am, Alcides Rivera drove her dead daughter to Winnie Palmer Hospital where @OrlandoPolice officers were able to detain her. pic.twitter.com/DXqYhH3fBy
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) March 11, 2019
Hospital workers told investigators the mother became “argumentative” with hospital staff before producing a knife. Hospital security detained her.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Winnie Palmer Hospital was briefly locked down and the main entrance remained closed during the incident.
Officials are trying to determine when and where the child was killed.