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IE couple held in abuse death of 5-year-old

Angel Garcia, 22, and Yadira Onofre, 23, were arrested in connection with the abuse-related death of a 5-year-old Moreno Valley girl.

November 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Moreno Valley couple was arrested in connection with the abuse-related death of a 5-year-old girl.The child died at Riverside County Regional Medical Center on Tuesday after suffering serious injuries.

Because the child's father, Angel Garcia, and her stepmother, Yadira Onofre, did not seek medical assistance for the child's injuries, Moreno Valley police and the sheriff's department launched a homicide investigation.

Upon completion of the autopsy, authorities discovered that the child's injuries were due to abuse. Officials determined that Garcia and Onofre physically abused the child.

Garcia was arrested for murder and child abuse, and Onofre was arrested for child abuse and being an accessory to murder.

Both remained jailed Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Moreno Valley police at (951) 486-6700.


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