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Trial Pushed Back for Mom Accused of Murdering Baby

The trial for a Seal Beach woman accused of killing her toddler and abusing her three other children is pushed to June at her attorney's request.

The trial for a Seal Beach woman charged with murdering her twin daughter and abusing her three other children was pushed back to June today.

Linda Wilborn, 33, was arrested more than two years ago, but her case was pushed back today at the request of her attorney, Michael Becker of the public defender’s office.

Wilborn could spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted of one count of murder and four counts of child abuse and endangerment. According to investigators, Wilborn’s children showed signs of abuse and malnutrition.

It was 2009 when Wilborn called 911 to report that her 22-month-old daughter, Millicent seemed weak and had stopped breathing. Millicent was rushed to the hospital, where she died from a ruptured heart. Doctors found that the toddler had fresh and old fractures to her ribs, and an examination of her twin brother revealed a fractured skull, according to the district attorney’s office.

Police believe Wilborn beat her daughter to death. The baby's twin brother had a fractured skull but survived. The Wilborns lived on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station while Linda Wilborn’s husband, Derrick served as an Army recruiter. This month, military officials confirmed that Derrick Wilborn faces a possible court martial.

Linda Wilborn remains in custody with her bail set at $1 million.

Her surviving children were placed in protective custody, and Wilborn remains in jail after pleading not guilty to one count of murder and several counts of child abuse.

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