2-year-old girl dies after being forced to eat chili powder (video)

Amanda Sorensen 
By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) A little child died after she was forced to eat chili powder by her 21-year-old caretaker, according to police reports in Apple Valley, California.

The woman has been arrested for the death of the child, who police say was made to eat chili powder probably as a punishment.

Amanda Sorensen, 21, of Apple Valley, was arrested early Monday, on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies went to the 20000 block of Cayuga Road at 4:16 p.m. Sunday, for a child suffering from convulsions after ingesting chili powder.

The child, who was two years old, was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Sorensen is believed to be the girlfriend of child's father.

An autopsy was performed to determine the exact cause of death. Neighbors said that they have witnessed abuse in the home before.

"They fight like crazy," one man said. "I went there one day to help with the car. She came outside asking when the car would get done so she could get the kids to school. He just lost his temper and struck the dog right out of her," he recalled.

Sorensen is being held on bail of $500,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.