Two people in California were arrested and charged with child abuse last week after a 7-year-old boy was hospitalized with serious injuries consistent with abuse. The child died in the hospital four days later, Modesto Police said, and charges have been upgraded.
A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized on Sept. 13 after officers responded to a call for medical aid at an apartment complex on the 1900 block of Oakdale Rd., where they found EMTs treating the child for serious injuries consistent with abuse, according to police.
Modesto residents Jovonna Cruz, 35, and her boyfriend Eyvar Rivera, 41, were arrested and charged with child abuse. The boy's mother, Cruz, was also charged with great bodily injury.