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Cache County man arrested for severe child abuse

Cache County man arrested for severe child abuse



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LOGAN -- Police in Cache County arrested a man accused of severely beating his 4-month-old son.

Police received a call from 36-year-old Francisco Martinez on Wednesday, saying his son wasn't breathing. Emergency crews arrived at the home near 2500 North and 300 East to find Martinez alone with four children.

Paramedics transported the infant to Logan Regional Hospital. He was later flown to Primary Children's Medical Center for further treatment. The baby remained on life support in critical condition Sunday.

Doctors said the infant suffered internal head injuries consistent with abuse.

Martinez was arrested Friday and booked into jail on three counts of aggravated child abuse.

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