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Southern California Couple Arrested in Newborn's Death

They were being held Saturday on $1 million bail each

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    This undated photo combo provided Friday, July 19, 2019, by the Oxnard Police Department shows suspects, David Villa, 21, left, and Andrea Torralba, 20. The young couple has been arrested on suspicion of strangling their newborn to death at a Southern California hospital. Police in Oxnard said the pair notified the staff at St. John's Medical Center Friday that their hours-old son was unresponsive. The staff tried unsuccessfully to revive the infant, and determined he was strangled until he was unconscious. When questioned, police said the couple told detectives they didn't want the baby. (Oxnard Police Department via AP)

    A young couple has been arrested on suspicion of strangling their newborn to death at a Southern California hospital. Police in Oxnard said their officers were summoned to St. John's Medical Center Friday morning to investigate the baby's death.

    Sgt. Brandon Ordelheide said 20-year-old Andrea Torralba and her boyfriend, 21-year-old David Villa, notified the medical staff that their hours-old son was unresponsive. The staff tried to revive the infant but he succumbed to his injuries.

    Ordelheide said doctors determined the newborn was strangled until he was unconscious. Torralba and Villa were arrested for investigation of assault on a child resulting in death.

    They were being held Saturday on $1 million bail each.

    The sergeant said when questioned by detectives, the two said they didn't want the baby.

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