Dad is identified as JESSE MARTINEZ. No mention of a mother in the home. Just "someone" who threw out mail, which really, really pissed Daddy off.
Mendocino County father arrested in son's assault
By RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:06 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.
A five-year-old developmentally disabled child suffered injuries when his father assaulted him, reported Mendocino County sheriff's officials Monday.
The father, Jesse Martinez, 31, of Covelo was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and three arrest warrants, reported Lt. Kirk Mason.
A motive for the assault included that Martinez had been upset because someone at the house was throwing away mail, said Mason.
The boy had a bruise above one eyebrow and a small cut to his forehead.
Martinez was taken to the Mendocino County Jail after the Thursday night arrest.
He was being held without bail due to the warrants.