Schuyler Man Arrested In Connection With Child's Death
A 30-year-old Schuyler man arrested in connection with the death of a 14-month-old boy has been charged in Colfax District Court with felony child abuse.
Ricardo Rocha-Luna is set to be arraigned in Colfax County District Court on Sept. 5.
Police say officers were called to the house of Rocha-Luna and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Najar, on July 29 and found 14-month-old Angel Giron unresponsive. The toddler was taken to a local hospital, then flown to Omaha Children's Hospital, where he died Aug. 1.
Doctors said the boy had suffered severe brain hemorrhaging and a skull fracture that could only have come from a car crash or violent shaking.
Police say Rocha-Luna was alone with the boy when his injuries occurred.