The daddy of an toddler who died final week after being discovered with extreme and suspicious accidents at a College Metropolis townhouse was behind bars Monday on suspicion of killing her, authorities stated.
Jaime Javier Santillanes, 37, was arrested Wednesday, the day after the demise of his 7-week-old daughter, in accordance with the San Diego Police Division.
Patrol officers responding to a report of a non-breathing child discovered the stricken little one together with her dad and mom at a townhouse within the 3700 block of La Jolla Village Drive shortly after 10 p.m. March 18. Paramedics took the woman to Rady Kids’s Hospital, the place she died three days later.
“Throughout the preliminary investigation, it was decided the toddler had sustained severe traumatic inside accidents that have been indicative of bodily little one abuse,” SDPD Lt. Steve Shebloski stated.
The kid’s title has been withheld pending completion of household notifications.
“Over the previous a number of days, San Diego police detectives have interviewed witnesses, gathered proof and labored intently with medical personnel who’ve specialised coaching in little one abuse-related accidents to find out precisely what occurred,” Shebloski stated Monday afternoon. “Right now, detectives have realized this incident seems to be a tragic … incident the place the toddler’s father inflicted the deadly accidents upon his daughter.”
Santillanes pleaded not responsible Monday afternoon to prices of homicide and assault on a toddler inflicting demise. The San Diego County District Legal professional’s Workplace says he faces as much as 25 years to life in state jail if convicted.
Santillanes is being held in custody with out bail, however is due again in courtroom subsequent month for a listening to relating to his bail standing.
Up to date at 5:12 p.m. March 27, 2023
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