Toddler Discovered Tied Up With Plastic Bag Over Head in Burning California Residence, and Mom is Charged

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A California mom is underneath arrest for youngster endangerment after police allege she certain the palms of her 3-year-old son and positioned a plastic bag over his head, leaving him alone in a bed room inside a burning home.

The origin of the fireplace continues to be underneath investigation, the Santa Paula Police Division introduced in a information launch.

The mom, 47-year-old Maricela Magana Ruiz, of Santa Paula, was discovered certain by her legs to a mattress in one other room when the 2 have been rescued by firefighters from the Ventura County Hearth Division.

The invention adopted a cryptic 911 name positioned by Ruiz at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, which reported a hearth within the two-story residence “the place a lady was tied to a mattress and a younger boy was in one other a part of the house,” based on police.

The fireplace in a downstairs lounge was extinguished, and the mom and her son have been taken to Santa Paula Hospital and handled for smoke inhalation.

Police, fireplace and arson investigators rapidly started a prison investigation.

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In doing so, authorities realized that Ruiz had known as a number of individuals, together with her father, earlier than inserting the 911 name, Santa Paula Police Chief Matthew Rodriguez advised TV station KTLA.

Police additionally decided that Ruiz had tied the toddler’s palms and coated his head with the bag, prompting the felony youngster endangerment cost. She was arrested at 1:06 a.m. Monday.

An lawyer who would possibly converse on the mom’s behalf was not recognized.

Ruiz was booked into the Ventura County jail with bail set at $50,000. She tried to publish bail, till detectives realized of proof that led to an extra felony cost of arson, stated Santa Paula police Detective Christopher Rivera, studies KTLA.

The second cost comes with a $500,000 bail, based on data on the jail the place Ruiz was being held Tuesday.

Rodriguez advised KTLA that police are “taking a look at the opportunity of a home dispute associated to youngster custody.”

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