NM Man Charged in Child’s Death

RICARDO SOTO OF RUIDOSO DOWNS NOW FACES AMENDED CHARGES OF CHILD ABUSE RESULTING IN DEATH. STATE POLICE SAY SOTO’S TWO YEAR OLD SON DIED LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT A HOSPITAL IN EL PASO AFTER SUSTAINING BRAIN INJURIES.

SOTO CALLED 9-1-1 FRIDAY TO REPORT HIS SON WAS UNRESPONSIVE. THE CHILD WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN RUIDOSO…THEN TO A FACILITY IN EL PASO. STATE POLICE SAY SOTO FLED THE AREA…BUT WAS APPREHENDED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING BY CUSTOMS OFFICIALS IN EL PASO AS HE ATTEMPTED RE-ENTRY FROM MEXICO INTO THE U.S. HE’S NOW IN THE EL PASO JAIL AND WILL BE EXTRADITED TO NEW MEXICO.

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