PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A traffic stop in Albany ended with the driver charged with the murder of her 3-year-old child, police said late Saturday night.
Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, an Albany officer pulled over a car driven by Rebekah Gasperino for a traffic violation. As the officer checked into Gasperino, police received information she may be a danger to herself and others. That included her child.
Other officers rushed to a home in the 2000 block of Sun Place SE in Albany and found the 3-year-old dead inside. No other children were in the home at that time, officials said.
Gasperino, 32, was booked into jail on a first-degree murder charge. She also faces unlawful use of a weapon/aggravated assault and criminal mistreatment. She is being held without bail.
Authorities said the child’s father and other family members were notified and are cooperating.
No other information is available and the investigation is ongoing.