- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested the mother of a 3-year-old boy and her fiancé on suspicion they tortured and killed the boy.

The Modesto Bee reports Saturday (https://bit.ly/2lLtDVl) the boy died of injuries that included burns, lacerations and bruises.

Modesto police said Friday emergency personnel went to a home to check on a child who was not breathing. The boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition and then flown by helicopter to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.

Detectives arrested the child’s mother, 24-year-old Connie Escamilla, on suspicion of murder, and her fianceé, 20-year-old Kylie Beasley, on suspicion of murder and torture. Escamilla’s 7-year-old daughter was placed with Child Protective Services.

The child’s cause of death has not been determined.

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