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Brother and girlfriend arrested in death of 6-year-old boy

Miguel Uribe
Miguel Uribe Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A 22-year-old man and his live-in girlfriend have been arrested in the death of a 6-year-old boy at a Sacramento County apartment complex.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment in 7300 block of Power Inn Road about 6:53 a.m. Monday at the request of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Fire personnel reported that they had found a child dead at the residence.

Sheriff’s detectives conducted a preliminary investigation and determined that the circumstances surrounding the child’s death were suspicious, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. They subsequently developed probable cause to arrest 22-year-old Miguel Uribe and 26-year-old Angelica Garcia, both of Sacramento. Uribe was identified as the boy’s biological brother, and Garcia as Uribe’s live-in girlfriend, according to the news release.

The boy is identified on the Sacramento County coroner’s website as Ralph Serna.

Uribe was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of assault of a child with great bodily injury resulting in death and is being held without bail. Garcia was booked on suspicion of endangering the life or health of a child and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy