November 27, 2011
Chicago, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) - Cesar Ruiz, 34, and Crystal Valdez, 28, were jailed Sunday after Valdez' 4-year-old son was beaten to death on his birthday.
According to police, an investigation was launched after the boy's grandparents arrived at his home with birthday cake and presents - but learned instead that their grandson had been beaten to death several hours earlier.
Investigators say the victim, identified as Christopher Valdez, died of multiple blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital on Friday.
Tom Valdez, the boy's grandfather told police that relatives were planning the boy's birthday party and had arrived at the couple's home with a birthday cake. They became concerned when no one answered the door.
When the grandparents finally got inside the house, they discovered their grandson dead and called police. Paramedics determined that the boy had been dead for several hours before their arrival.
The boy's uncle, Steven Valdez, stated that Ruiz is known for being anti-social and violent, citing an incident two-weeks ago in which Ruiz severely beat a dog because it had urinated on the floor.
Cesar Ruiz was booked into jail on charges of first-degree murder, concealment of a homicidal death and endangering the life of a child causing death. He was also picked up on an outstanding warrant for driving on a revoked driver's license.
Crystal Valdez was charged with concealment of a homicidal death and endangering the life of a child causing death. The couple is scheduled to appear in court on Monday to attend a bond hearing.
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Cesar Ruiz Beat His Girlfriend's Son To Death For His Birthday - Couple Hides Boy's Death