Ox­nard cou­ple ar­rested in death of newborn

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

OX­NARD (AP) — A young cou­ple has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of stran­gling their newborn to death at a South­ern Cal­i­for­nia hos­pi­tal.

Po­lice in Ox­nard said their of­fi­cers were sum­moned to St. John’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter Fri­day morn­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the baby’s death.

Sgt. Brandon Ordel­heide said 20-year-old An­drea Tor­ralba and her boyfriend, 21-year-old David Villa, no­ti­fied the med­i­cal staff that their hours-old son was un­re­spon­sive. The staff tried to re­vive the in­fant but he suc­cumbed to his in­juries.

Ordel­heide said doc­tors de­ter­mined the newborn was stran­gled un­til he was un­con­scious.

Tor­ralba and Villa were ar­rested for in­ves­ti­ga­tion of as­sault on a child re­sult­ing in death. They were be­ing held Satur­day on $1 mil­lion bail each.

The sergeant said when ques­tioned by de­tec­tives, the two said they didn’t want the baby.



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