Police: San Jose Baby Dies Following Abuse By Father

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-week-old baby girl who was abused by her father and came to a hospital with 14 different fractures throughout her body has died.

Authorities say 32-year-old Matthew Zabala was arrested on suspicion of abusing the baby.

KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/2bLFNMn ) Friday that Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. James Jensen says deputies were called to the hospital by workers Tuesday afternoon to investigate possible child abuse.

The child had been brought to the hospital on Sunday suffering from cardiac arrest along with the multiple fractures on her body.

Zabala was later arrested at his home in unincorporated San Jose. He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on $500,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.


Information from: KNTV-TV.


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