PHOENIX — A Mesa woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the
2011 death of her 4-year-old daughter.
Maricopa County prosecutors said jurors also found 30-year-old Crystal
Carimbocas guilty Wednesday on two counts of child abuse.
She was scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 18.
Authorities said Anays Chenal Carimbocas was taken to a Mesa hospital in May
2011 with fatal injuries that her mother’s boyfriend said incurred when the girl
fell into an apartment complex’s pool.
The pool was closed for renovation on the day of the incident.
An autopsy revealed injuries that occurred long before the day of
the girl’s death including skull fractures, a lacerated liver, broken ribs and
Crystal Carimbocas and her 24-year-old boyfriend, Jose Gonzalez-Dominguez, were
tried separately in the case.