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      Judge: Mom can face cruelty trial related to daughter's death

      BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A Kern River Valley mother was in court Monday as a judge found her competent to stand trial for a charge of willful cruelty to a child.

      Amanda Reese's daughter, 14-month-old Sophialynn Marie Taylor, died in January after she was found unresponsive at her home on Erskin Creek Road in Lake Isabella.

      Reese's live-in boyfriend, Jared Ramirez, was arrested and charged with murder.

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