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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

Shafter woman found guilty of murder


Last updated 2/6/2022 at 7:02pm | View PDF

Elvira Farias was found guilty of murder.

A Shafter woman was found guilty by a jury of murdering her newborn son in 2015.

Jurors must now determine whether Elvira Farias is legally insane at a trial beginning Jan. 3. Farias had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

According to the public defender's office, if Farias is found insane, she will be taken to a state hospital for treatment. If the jury deems her sane, then her guilty verdict stands.

Farias was convicted of first-degree murder and assault leading to death of a child under 8.

The Shafter Press first reported on Farias in 2015, when a newborn was found dead behind the doctor's offices of Dr. Jong Moon. Shafter Police later found Farias in downtown Shafter with blood on her clothing.


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