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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Loma Linda - Attempted Murder

DATE:             September 23, 2013

LOCATION:    Loma Linda University Medical Center

VICTIM:          17 week old male

SUSPECT:      Shira Hart, age 28 a resident of San Bernardino


On Monday, September 23, 2013 the Crimes Against Children Detail was contacted by medical staff from the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) regarding a 17 week old baby boy suspected of being the victim of abuse by his mother, Shira Hart.    


The baby was admitted to the LLUCH on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 for having apneic episodes. On several occasions while the mother was visiting, the baby stopped breathing and required resuscitation. The baby was resuscitated and remains admitted at the LLUCH.   


Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail conducted an investigation and learned that Shira Hart had assaulted the baby. She was subsequently arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Attempted Murder and is being held on one million dollar bail.    

Refer:      Public Affairs Division

Phone No.:  (909) 387-3700


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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