LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A South LA woman was charged Friday with beating her 4-year-old daughter to death.
Akira Smith, 34, was charged with one count each of murder, torture and assault on a child causing death. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance Friday, when prosecutors say they will recommend her bail be set at $3.05 million.READ MORE: Armed Man Shot, Wounded By Deputies During Lancaster Standoff
The girl, named Eternity, was pronounced dead at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday after she was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Smith was arrested the next day.READ MORE: Motorcycle Collides With Sheriff's Patrol Car On Interstate 105
The girl’s three siblings were taken into protective custody and have been released to the Department of Children and Family Services.
A criminal complaint alleges Smith was previously convicted for assault with a deadly weapon in 2016 and injuring a spouse, cohabitant, fiancé or boyfriend in 2014.MORE NEWS: Meeting Held To Help Curb Rising Violent Crime In Melrose Corridor
If convicted as charged, Smith faces a possible maximum sentence of 62 years to life in state prison.