Authorities say the father of a 3-year-old Ruidoso Downs boy is facing charges in his son's death.
KOB-TV reported that state police say Pas Israel Primera and his girlfriend, Savanah Morales, were being held Monday at Lincoln County Detention Center on charges of negligent child abuse resulting in death.
Paz Israel Primera Jr. died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen, according to a criminal complaint. The child had a broken wrist, bruises on his neck and other internal injuries.
Police say the boy was pronounced dead by paramedics called to Primera's home on June 11.
The couple told police the toddler had been complaining about stomach pains the night before and vomiting.
Authorities say two other children living in the home had no signs of abuse.