KCSO: 3-month-old found dead, parents charged with child abuse
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A Bakersfield mother and father are behind bars while investigators determine what caused what they are calling the 'suspicious' death of a 3-month-old baby.
The Sheriff's Office said that deputies arrived at the home of Theresa Corrales, 37, and Luis Cortez, 38, on Saturday morning to find an infant unable to breathe.
The baby, identified as 3-month-old Adrian Cortez, was transported to mercy hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is scheduled for next week to figure out what caused the 3-month-old baby boy to die Saturday morning.
Detectives arrested Corrales and Cortez (the baby's parents) and charged them each with wilful cruelty to a child and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The mother and father also had a 4-year-old boy living with them in the apartment. Officials said that the boy has been placed into protective custody.
Corrales is being held on $35,000 bail and will be arraigned Tuesday. Cortez has bail set at $25,000 and will arraigned on Wednesday.