Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dad arrested on suspicion of murder for death of 7-month-old son (Oceanside, California)

Dad is identified as STANFORD MOROCHO.

Father arrested after baby's death at Camp Pendleton

By City News Service Story

Published: Dec 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM PST
(Story Updated: Dec 12, 2014 at 7:50 PM PST )

OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A 7-month-old boy died of suspicious injuries at a Camp Pendleton hospital Friday, after which his father was arrested on suspicion of killing him, authorities reported.

Medical staffers at Naval Hospital notified Oceanside police about the case shortly before 5:30 a.m., Oceanside Police Department Lt. Sean Marchand said.

Due to the severity of the child's condition, he was transferred to another trauma center, where he was pronounced dead later in the morning.

The exact cause of the infant's death was under investigation.

During an interview with detectives, the child's father, Stanford Morocho, 22, allegedly incriminating statements, Marchand said.

Morocho was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.