A Santa Ana father and mother were arrested after their 2-year-old daughter was hospitalized with a stab wound Sunday morning, police said.
The father, identified as Santos Beltran, abandoned the child with a family member who noticed that the girl had obvious signs of physical abuse, Santa Ana Police said. Maria Lopez said.
Family members took the girl to hospital, where she was found to have a stab wound to the left side of her body and other obvious signs of child abuse, including stage bruises. heal differently, according to Lopez.
Police said the stabbing was the result of a domestic violence incident, but had no further details of the injury.
Santa Ana officers responded to the 800 block of S. Fairview Street around 7 a.m. and both parents were detained.
The father, Beltran, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, child abuse and domestic violence.
His girlfriend, Ana Villalba, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.
It was not clear if the child was still hospitalized on Monday, but police said she is expected to survive.
Three other children were found at the home and taken away by Social Services, according to police.
No details are available immediately.
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