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Chasity Herrera talks about dropped charges in baby's death

Posted at 7:13 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 23:22:37-04

Robstown mother Chasity Herrera is speaking for the first time about charges being dropped in her baby daughter's murder.

KRIS 6 News told you yesterday that back in July, the Nueces County District Attorney's Office dropped the charges -- including capital murder -- against Daniel Ortiz saying there was not enough evidence to convict him.

Eighteen-month-old Arabella Sanchez died in her Robstown apartment in December 2017.

The medical examiner's report says the baby had been slammed into something several times.

DNA tests confirmed that blood and skin found beneath her fingernails belonged to Ortiz.

His attorney says that's because the child often put her hands in his mouth.

Herrera says she is convinced that prosecutors had the right man.

"I'm mad,” Herrera said. “I'm very upset. I know for a fact that my daughter was murdered by this man, and he's walking around, and he's been seen walking around while my daughter is gone."

We began trying to contact Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzales yesterday afternoon for answers, but he has not yet responded.