The boyfriend of a live-in girlfriend (isn’t it always “the boyfriend”)
was arrested on charges that he battered the girlfriends toddler so badly, she died from the abuse. According to the LA Times, the toddler had physical evidence of bite marks, raw, open wounds on her head – along with missing chunks of hair and bruises.
The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the abdomen. The boyfriend, Omar Zarate Gutierrez, has since been arrested on murder charges.
No current reports tell where the mother was at the time, but this kind of abuse usually happens over a course of more than a few hours. The mother should be commended for finding such a catch! (Insert sarcasm.)