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Parents of 4-year-old Palmdale boy arrested on murder charge

September 26, 2019

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A man and woman who told authorities they found their 4-year-old son motionless in a Southern California community pool have been arrested for investigation of murder.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Jose Cuatro and 25-year-old Ursula Juarez were arrested Thursday.

They remained jailed Thursday on $1 million bail and it couldn’t immediately be determined if they had obtained an attorney.

Sheriff’s deputies were summoned to a community pool in Palmdale, California, on July 5 after the parents said they found 4-year-old Noah Cuatro motionless in the water. He died the next day at a hospital.

Noah’s parents came under investigation after hospital staff told authorities they found suspicious injuries indicating abuse on his body.

The couple were scheduled to appear in court Monday.