Toddler Dies After Eating Chili Powder, Dad’s Girlfriend Arrested

Apple Valley, CA – A 2-year-old girl died after being fed chili powder in southern California. The toddler reportedly suffered a seizure after her dad’s girlfriend allegedly force fed the chili powder as a punishment.

Amanda Sorensen, the girlfriend, was arrested in connection to the little girl’s death, according to the New York Daily News. Sorensen,21, was arrested and sent to the West Valley Detention Center where she is beng held on a $500,000 bond. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the toddler’s death. Sorensen was reportedly arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in a death.

San Bernardino Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller had this to say about the little girl who died after being forced to eat chili powder:

“We responded to a report of a child suffering a seizure. We did not comment as to anything that may have occurred as a part of the ongoing investigation.”

Apple Valley, California police officers arrived at the home just after 4 am on Sunday. The little girl was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of the toddler’s death.

A neighbor of the little girl had this to say about the father and his girlfriend during an interview with KTLA:

“They fight like crazy. I went over there one day to help with the car. She came out asking when he was going to get done so they could get the kids off to school. He just flew off the handle and just smacked the dog out of her.”