UPDATE:Boyfriend, mother indicted in toddler's deathPosted: Updated:
UPDATE -- Wednesday, July 1: County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced an indictiment against Jeremias Aguilar for the death of his girlfriend's two-year old daughter.
Aguilar is accused of first degree murder, child abuse.
The child's mother also face charges, accused of child abuse.
"Child abuse that ends in murder is tragic for both the victims and the community. This office's 'violent crime, hard time' police will make sure these defendants are help accountable for their alleged crimes," Thomas said.
UPDATE -- Friday, June 19:
CHANDLER -- A toddler allegedly beaten by her mother's boyfriend died Thursday as a result of her injuries.
The case is being reviewed for filing of additional charges.
Mom allegedly present when boyfriend beat daughter
CHANDLER -- Police in Chandler have arrested the mother of a toddler who is on life support after suffering skull fractures.
Mom's boyfriend admits to beating child - azfamily.com's Marissa Wingate reports a toddler from Chandler is in critical condition after police say her mother's boyfriend admitted to beating and throwing her.
Josefa Talavera, 20, called 911 on the afternoon of Saturday, June 6, telling the operator that her 2 1/2-year-old daughter was unresponsive. Rescuers rushed the toddler to an area hospital. From there she was air-lifted to a trauma center. The baby girl had suffered multiple skull fractures and remains on life support.
Police later arrested Jeramias Aguilar, believing he threw the little girl to the floor. Investigators now say that Talavera was actually there when that happened and did not call 911 until at least two hours later.
Officers arrested Talavera on Wednesday and booked her on one charge of Failure to Protect a Child, a Class 2 Felony.
Original story: Toddler hangs on to life after suffering skull fractures
CHANDLER - Chandler police have made an arrest in a case involving the abuse of a 2 1/2-year-old girl.
On Saturday afternoon police responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive child.
She was transported to the hospital, but later air lifted to a trauma center to be treated for multiple skull fractures.
The child's mother, Josefa Talavara, 20, made the call to police.
The investigation gave police probable cause to arrest Jeramias Aguilar, 21, on felony child abuse.
Talavara remains under investigation in the abuse of her child.
The little girl is on life support with very critical injuries.