SAN JACINTO (CBSLA.com) – A woman in San Jacinto beat her 4-year-old son so badly she is now facing attempted murder charges, police announced Wednesday.
Jasmine Lopez, 23, was arrested Tuesday on one count each of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and willful harm of a child, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department inmate records.READ MORE: One Wounded After Gunman Opens Fire On Car Along 110 Freeway In South LA
According to San Jacinto police, on the afternoon of Aug. 9, investigators responded to a possible child abuse call at a residence in the 400 Block of Main Street. They arrived to find a 4-year-old boy and his 2-year-old sibling living in the home. The boy had signs of abuse and the two siblings were removed from the home.READ MORE: 3 Pop-Up Vaccination Sites To Open In Northeast San Fernando Valley
A forensic exam and investigation determined that the boy had sustained “serious and extensive” abuse as punishment from his mother.
It was unclear in who’s custody the siblings were currently in.MORE NEWS: Large Commercial Blaze Erupts In South LA
Lopez is currently being held in the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on $3 million bail.