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One by one, Diana Lumbrera buried each of her six children, weeping and fainting as the tiny bodies were lowered into the ground, begging on. Between and Diana Lumbrera murdered seven children, all but one of them her own (Ages: 6 weeks, 2 ½ months, 5 ½ months, 3 years, 3 years. 57 Followers, Following, 67 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Diana Lumbrera (@dlumbrera).

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Each of the children died before his or her 5th birthday, and doctors ascribed each death to natural causes. Diana Lumbrera knew better than that; she had been cursed by her former mother-in-law, she said.

But now, authorities say the children’s deaths were neither natural nor supernatural. They say that Diana Lumbrera, 32, killed her offspring. She has been convicted of killing one 4-year-old son; she faces charges that she killed oumbrera daughters, a son and the daughter of a cousin; authorities are investigating the death of another son.

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I just don’t believe she killed those children. Joanna Garza, age 3 months, died Nov. The cause of death: The cause of death is listed as undetermined. Melissa Garza, 3, died Oct.

Melinda Ann Garza, 2, died Aug.

The cause is listed as “heart failure due to increased taxation on a case of congenital heart disease. Jose Antonio Lumbrera, 4, died May 1, Lhmbrera cause of death was listed as “asphyxia due to smothering. For 14 years, as Lumbrera’s children died one after another, law enforcement authorities in Texas suspected nothing.


The death certificates gave them no reason to be suspicious. Then authorities in Garden City, Kan. Doctors there attributed Jose Dana death to smothering, and a jury agreed in October, taking just three hours to convict Lumbrera of murder. She was sentenced to life in prison.

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The Kansas charges prompted a massive investigation into the other deaths, resulting in the lymbrera murder indictments in three West Texas counties. Everyone who dies suffers from heart failure,” said Parmer County Dist. Johnny Actkinson, who will prosecute Lumbrera in an upcoming trial. Actkinson says there was no cover-up; instead, he suggested that those who issued the death reports probably did not want to think the worst.

So the doctors look for another way to explain it. I am not being critical. It’s just human nature. Lionel Garza, Lumbrera’s second husband and father of four of the dead children, says he was shocked by her conviction in Jose Antonio’s death.

Now all the doors of question are open and the pain is rushing back in,” he said. Still, Garza–who filed for divorce from Lumbrera intwo years after their third child’s death–apparently harbored suspicions about his wife, according to authorities acquainted with his grand jury testimony.

Thirty minutes after he arrives at work, he’s called and told the child has died. Garza said the allegations against his wife “gave me a lot of anger. But now I just want the truth. I want to know if she killed my babies. Virginia Bribiesca, Lumbrera’s sister, says she was there when Garza’s mother cursed her, telling Lumbrera her children would die at their mother’s hands.


Garza denies that it ever happened. His wife “never said anything to me about the children being cursed by my mother,” he said. Parmer County Deputy Sheriff Richard Bonham, who helped lead the investigation into the deaths of Lumbrera’s children in Texas, says the witchcraft argument is irrelevant: But those who know Lumbrera–a frail former meatpacker–say there is no doubt that she believes in the supernatural.

Maria Antillon, a close friend, said the defendant is high-strung, emotional and frequently talks about her fervent belief in spiritual healers and curanderos — witchcraft doctors prevalent in Latino culture who have the power to bless or curse a person’s life. She is convicted of smothering one and charged in the deaths of four others.

All were under age 5. Friends and family cite witchcraft. Still, her friends and family insist that a terrible mistake is being made. Medical records are missing. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.

His scores make his case. Copyright Los Angeles Times.