Parents Charged For Strangling Their Baby In Hospital
A couple has been arrested after they strangled their newborn baby to death at a California hospital.
Oxnard police were called to St. John’s Medical Center on Friday after a newborn baby was reported to be “in critical condition with suspicious injuries.”
“Despite the efforts of the medical team, the infant succumbed to his injuries,” police said in a statement.
The mother Andrea Torralba, 20, and father David Villa, 21, have been accused of “strangling the baby until he was unconscious.”
According to the police when they were questioned about their actions, the parents said that they did not want the baby in the first place.
Both the mother and father have been arrested for investigation of assault on a child resulting in death. They are currently being held on $1 million bail.
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