Jan 8, 2013 5:26 PM
The case of the grandmother found with missing Los Angeles toddler Aloutte Day-Moreno-Baltierra is going to the grand jury, this as we are learning more about the accused woman's connection to Kentucky.
LEX18 filed an open records request with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, and those documents show Maria Baltierra-DeJesus was very connected in Kentucky, and practiced medicine in several different counties during the 1990s. In 1995, she also listed her mailing address as North Broadway in Lexington.
Baltierra faces charges after the New York native was found on the University of Kentucky's campus in December claiming to be Alouette's grandmother. UK Police say the toddler had early signs of hypothermia.
Medical documents released to LEX18 show from 1993 to 2003, Baltierra practiced Emergency Medicine in Pike County, Russell County, Hopkins County, and Leslie County.
Her file tells a story of a doctor who despite glowing letters of recommendation before moving to Kentucky, ended up having her license revoked, suspended, or subject to other disciplinary action in Indiana, North Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia, before the Kentucky Medical Board denied her renewal in 2003.
Records show her renewal was denied because she allegedly lied to the North Dakota Medical Board in 1998 about being kicked out of a post-graduate training program in New York.
Fast-forward to a cold night last December, when police say Baltierra was pushing an under-dressed Alouette in a stroller in the freezing cold. We may have a better idea why Baltierra was in Kentucky, but why she had Alouette remains a mystery.
Baltierra's attorney told LEX18 that he and his client plan to wholeheartedly fight the charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and custodial interference. She is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.