A 4-year-old boy has died from his injuries after an alleged abuse incident and the boy's mother and her live-in boyfriend have been charged with murder, police say.
According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, 26-year-old Judy Minley and 27-year-old James Dwight Robinson have each been charged with first-degree murder after the child died on Saturday.
Minley and Robinson were arrested Friday after a 911 call that reported the boy had drowned.
Police say rescuers revived him, but could find no signs that he had been in water. They found severe bruising on his body and determined that the injuries were non-accidental in nature.
Minley and Robinson were booked into the Pima County Jail on Friday, originally facing one count of child abuse.
According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, the incident happened at an apartment in the 5400 block of East Williams.
Emergency personnel from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the call just before 11 a.m. and found the child unconscious and unresponsive.
The release says detectives investigating the case learned that Minley and Robinson allegedly disciplined the boy over several hours before putting him to bed on Wednesday night.
On Thursday morning, he was found unresponsive, the release said.
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