MODESTO, Calif. -- (KRON) -- A Modesto couple was arrested for murder and torture in the death of a 3-year-old boy.
On Wednesday emergency medical crews responded to the 300 block of Standiford Ave. around 9:15 p.m. to reports that a child had stopped breathing.
3-year-old Gilbert Escamilla was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and was later flown to Madera Children’s Hospital.
Early Thursday morning, detectives were notified that the child did not survive.
The child’s visible injuries consisted of burns, cuts and bruising. However his cause of death has yet to be determined, authorities said.
“Detectives began an extensive investigation Wednesday night after learning the extent of the child’s injuries,” police said.
After authorities investigated the home and conducted interviews with those that live there, the child’s mother and her fiancé were arrested.
24-year-old Connie Escamilla was arrested for murder.
Her fiancé, 20-year-old Kylie Beasley, was arrested for murder and torture.