Parents of Tucson twins accused of child abuse - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Parents of Tucson twins accused of child abuse

TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

The parents of 18-month-old twins in Tucson are in custody on suspicion of child abuse.

Tucson police said Thursday that 25-year-old Kristepher Benavidez and 30-year-old Monique Gaxiola have been booked into Pima County jail.

Bond for Benavidez is set at $20,000 and $5,000 for Gaxiola.

Tucson Fire Department personnel went to a home in response to a child not breathing call about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

They took the toddler to a hospital and police found the toddler's twin and a 7-year-old sister at a neighbor's home.

Officers say the older child appeared uninjured, but the twins had injuries that appeared non-accidental.

Detectives say it appears Benavidez had been physically abusing the twins for an unknown period.

They say Gaxiola allegedly was aware of the abuse, but didn't report it.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • breaking

    Trump cancels North Korea summit

    Trump cancels North Korea summit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:50:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:00:02 GMT

    "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," according to a statement released by the White House on Thursday.

    Full Story >

    "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," according to a statement released by the White House on Thursday.

    Full Story >
  • 'Mission Aerospace' at Cincinnati Museum Center

    'Mission Aerospace' at Cincinnati Museum Center

  • What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:32:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:05:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    Full Story >

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly