Twentynine Palms, CA: Authorities arrested a father for felony child abuse involving his 5 month old son.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 9:57am PT on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, deputies from the Morongo Sheriff’s Station responded to the 5800 block of Octotillo Avenue in Twentynine Palms, California to assist with a medical aid call involving a 5 month old baby who was not breathing.
Upon arrival, deputies saw adults doing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) on the infant and fire department personnel arrived shortly thereafter.
The baby was taken to Hi Desert Medical Center for treatment.
The baby was found to have a traumatic brain injury and was airlifted to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital where he remains hospitalized.
A coordinated investigation involving Morongo Station Detectives and Detectives from Specialized Crimes Against Children lead to the arrest of the baby’s father, 25 year old Armando Espinosa of Twentynine Palms, California.
Armando Espinosa was booked into the Central Detention Center for felony child abuse involving great bodily injury resulting in a comatose state and his bail is set at $500,000.
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