How much would you wager that the fact that a parent has a significant other in the house, who is not biologically related to the child ranks very high on the list of causation for the death of children say from age 1 to age 6?
I bet its one of the leading causes of death in that age bracket.
A couple arrested Wednesday and charged in the death of the woman's 3-year-old son lied to police about calling a medical hotline for advice, gave conflicting reasons for the boy's bruises and had also been under investigation by Child Protective Services, according to arrest warrant affidavits.
Janie Altamirano and her boyfriend Michael Pastran, both 23, were charged with injury to a child, serious bodily injury by omission, a first-degree felony. A judge set bail for each at $100,000, according to magistrate records.
Handcuffed and being led from police headquarters to a patrol car Wednesday evening, Altamirano cried and said she didn't hurt her son Ethan. Pastran made no comment.
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