- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities say a 3-month-old boy has died of injuries allegedly inflicted by his 20-year-old father, who has been arrested.

Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the child, Tristan Cota La Verne Mendez, was on life support at a hospital when he died on Monday.

City News Service reports hospital staff found signs of physical trauma on the boy.

The baby was hospitalized Friday after officers found him not breathing at a Santa Ana residence.

Homicide detectives arrested the child’s father on suspicion of assault on a child resulting in great bodily injury or death.

Jordan Mendez is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.


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