MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The South Florida mother arrested in connection with the death of her son in West Miami-Dade appeared in bond court Saturday.
Catalina Bruno, charged with aggravated manslaughter on a child under 18, was denied bond Saturday morning.
Bruno was set to appear before a judge in bond court Friday afternoon but was reset for Saturday morning.
Miami-Dade Homicide detectives surrounded Bruno’s home at 1071 SW 150 place in West Miami-Dade to investigate the death her nearly one-year-old son Brian Miguel Osceola Thursday afternoon.
Bruno, according to Miami-Dade County Police, put the baby in a car seat and drove home. Upon arriving home, she got out of the car, and the infant inside the vehicle and went into the house.
Police said Bruno was inside for “an undetermined amount of time,” but that the father, Amos Osceola, would later ask where the child was.
At that point, Bruno said she had not taken the infant out of the car and that he was still in the car.
Police said Osceola ran to the car and found the baby unresponsive and still in the car seat. Osceola pulled the child out of the car and ran him to a nearby fire station.
CBS4 cameras captured a detective escorting Bruno from the home into an unmarked car before driving away.
Miami-Dade Police said the mother confessed after being read her rights and was taken into custody on the aggravated manslaughter charge.
The Department of Children and Families said there is a history with the family and court documents show Bruno has a prior charge of child neglect without harm and DUI accompanied by a minor.
Neighbors told CBS4 news the couple has two other children, but it’s unclear where they are at this time.