Injured NM toddler in alleged abuse case dies

Updated: 10/24/2013 12:36 PM | Created: 10/24/2013 8:52 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say an injured Farmington toddler whose guardians are accused of child abuse has died.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brian says Izakia Davis died Oct. 16 at a hospice where the 17-month-old boy was taken after being transferred from a hospital.
The Daily Times reports that court documents indicate the boy had a skull fracture, fluid on the brain and multiple broken bones. The documents also indicated he needed a ventilator to breath.
The boy's biological father, 23-year-old Angel Arellano, and his fiance, 21-year-old Leilah Hastings, were arrested Sept. 27 on suspicion of child abuse.

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Angel Arellano and Leilah Hastings are accused of abusing an infant. The baby died from a skull fracture.

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