‘The ultimate tragedy’: Rochester woman sentenced for killing her baby in 2021

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Before being sentenced for killing her daughter, Mabel Rosado-Delgado threw herself on the mercy of the court.

Through a translator, she told Monroe County Supreme Court Judge Victoria Argento she had endured a bad childhood. On June 13, 2021, Delgado-Rosado said she had found herself in the worst of situations.

It was an argument Argento did not buy, and she sentenced Rosado-Delgado to 25 years in prison for killing her three-month-old daughter, Karen.

In January, Mabel Rosado-Delgado pleaded guilty to causing her daughter’s death.

An investigation found she beat Karen, causing blunt-force injuries at her Eastman Avenue home in June 2021. She drove the injured baby to Rochester General Hospital, where she died about 30 minutes after arriving.

“I say that it’s the ultimate tragedy because when you lose a child, it’s the loss of potential,” Assistant District Attorney Sara Van Strydonck. “Because as I said, could she have been a judge? Could she have been the next president? Could she have been the next public defender, defending someone like her mom? You don’t know.”