Merced County father arrested for murder in infant’s death | The Merced Sun-Star

A Gustine father faces possible homicide charges in connection with the death earlier this year of his 9-month-old son, Merced County sheriff’s deputies confirmed Tuesday.

Andrew L. Sanchez, 25, was arrested Monday in Santa Nella, following a four-month investigation, Sgt. Delray Shelton said in an interview with the Sun-Star.

The child, Maddix Ramsour, suffered major blunt force injuries March 5 at his home in the 30000 block of Cottonwood Road in Gustine. Sanchez was watching the child while the boy’s mother attended college classes in Los Banos, deputies said.

Sanchez told investigators the child was hurt when he fell off a bed, but Dr. Mark Super, the Merced County pathologist, told investigators the boy’s injuries were “not consistent” with falling off a bed, Shelton said.

Shelton said he could not elaborate on the nature of the injuries, citing a need to protect the on-going investigation.

Sanchez remains in custody at the John Latorraca Correctional Facility on $1 million bail, according to booking records.

This story will be updated.


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