FATHER ARRESTED FOR THE DEATH OF HIS 22-MONTH-OLD CHILD

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jesse Ashton (21) of Mariposa on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter, following the death of his 22- month-old son.

Ashton called 911 on 4/15/2018 at 11:30 am reporting that his child was suffering from a seizure. The child was transported via air ambulance to a central valley hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries later that evening. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Detectives began investigating the child’s death immediately.

As a result of the injuries the child sustained, the investigation along with the Coroner’s forensic exam, Jesse Ashton was arrested. He is currently being held at the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility on $50,000 bail.

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