Monday, January 25, 2010

Stepdad jailed in death of 3-year-old boy (Carbazon, California)

Stepdad JESSE MARTINEZ JR. has been arrested and jailed in connection with the death of his 3-year-old stepson.

UPDATE: Step-dad jailed in death of 3-year-old Cabazon boy
By PE News on January 25, 2010 7:15 AM

A 32-year-old Cabazon man was arrested and jailed last night in connection with the death of his 3-year-old stepson, according to Riverside County sheriff's officials.

Jesse Martinez Jr. was booked at 9:08 p.m. Sunday for investigation of murder and cruelty to a child resulting in death, jail records show. He is being held at Robert Presley Detention Center on $1 million bail.

The arrest was made after emergency medical personnel were summoned at 1:17 a.m. Sunday to the 14600 block of Cabazon Street where they found that 3-year-old Roman Jimenez wasn't breathing, according to Sgt. Brian Reno and coroner's investigators.

The boy died at 2 a.m. at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital. The boy's injuries and the evidence against his step-father haven't been released.