West Texas mom, boyfriend charged over son's death

February 21, 2011 5:03:24 AM PST
The mother of a 5-year-old Odessa boy and her boyfriend have been charged over her son's death. Ector County Jail Records indicate 27-year-old Kimberly Moore and 25-year-old Ralph Martinez Jr. were held Monday on charges of injury to a child. Both were arrested late Sunday, hours after the death of Zachary Dominguez.

The Odessa American reports police were called to a home where a child was reported in cardiac arrest.

Cpl. Sherrie Carruth says the boy was declared dead at a hospital. Carruth says investigators believe the boy had suffered multiple injuries over a length of time. An autopsy has been ordered.

Electronic jail records did not list attorneys for Moore and Martinez.