Man arrested for murder of one-year-old
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office arrested Truckee resident Albert Jimenez, Jr. yesterday for murder and child abuse causing serious bodily injury.
The sheriff’s office received a call Tuesday at 10:17 a.m. for a 1-year-old child choking. Upon arrival at the residence, Nevada County officers found the infant was not breathing and began CPR.
The infant was taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital.
“The infant’s heartbeat was restored but (medical personnel) could not sustain respiration,” said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.
During an examination, signs of potential injury were noticed. Deputies began a preliminary investigation.
The child was taken to Washoe Medical Center for further treatment.
During the course of the investigation detectives determined the injuries to the child were not consistent with information provided by Jimenez.
A warrant for Jimenez, 29, was issued Tuesday. Nevada County officers found the suspect’s vehicle at Coachland Mobile Home Park shortly after.
“Jimenez was taken into custody without incident,” Royal said.
The child was taken off life support and died Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Keith Royal said the mother is not being considered a suspect at this time. Jimenez had been living with the victim’s mother for the last eight months.
Sheriff Royal said the investigation will continue, but he would not elaborate on the suspect’s previous criminal history. He did confirm the suspect “does have prior criminal history.”
Jimenez is being held without bail.
The name of the victim’s mother was not released.
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