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Toddler Dies In Suspected Case of Child Abuse in Monterey, California

By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Monterey, California, William Aguirre-Fajardo, age 24, has been arrested on charges of child abuse and other criminal charges involving the death of a 8 month old boy. Aguierre-Fajardo was arrested following a report from the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California to Monterey, California police investigators. Mr. Aquierre-Fajardo claims that the child fell. Investigators and medical providers believe that the child actually died from Shaken Baby Syndrome. The injuries according to preliminary investigation were inconsistent with Mr. Aguierre-Fajardo version of the incident leading to injuries to the child. Medical providers including emergency room nurses and doctors have a duty to report any child who is the suspected victim of child abuse and neglect. Medical providers do not need to be absolutely certain that there is abuse or neglect. You can read more about this story at California Toddler Dies as a Result of Suspected Child Abuse – Shaken Baby Syndrome.