Posted: May 16, 2013 3:59 PM Updated: May 16, 2013 9:13 PM

By Jackie Kent - email

By Barbara Grijalva - bio | email

Izayah Garcia (Source: Izayah Garcia's family)

Izayah Garcia (Source: Izayah Garcia's family)

Urbina (Source: TPD)

Urbina (Source: TPD)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson police are investigating a deadly case of child abuse in Midvale Park.

Tucson News Now has learned that three-month-old Izayah Garcia died this afternoon.

Police arrested Genaro Urbina, 29, on Wednesday and charged him with one count of child abuse. He is now facing second degree murder charges, police say.

Police say Child Protective Services removed Garcia from his parent's home and placed him with another family.

The baby was in the care of a woman in a house in the 5900 block of S. Woodcrest in Tucson's southwest side. Police say her live-in boyfriend, Urbina, got up early Monday because the baby was crying.

"The three month old baby was crying," said Sgt. Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department. "Mr. Urbina woke up to dress  the baby, change the diaper, give him a bottle.  During that time our investigation revealed that the baby received injuries, the baby received injuries of a non-accidental nature."

The woman woke up around 6 a.m., found the baby to be unresponsive and called 911. Garcia was taken to a local hospital's intensive care unit.

According to police, the hospital reported that the baby's injuries appeared to be non-accidental.

"Both of the caregivers in the house gave an explanation of what happened to this baby, so based on what they said and the injuries we were seeing initially, it didn't necessarily lead up to arrest at that time," Widmer said. "When more examination was done and the injuries were further looked into, that's when we went back and reinterviewed both of those people."

Urbina was booked into the Pima County Jail on $100,000 bond.

We went to the home where police say the child was injured.

We spoke with the woman who had been caring for the baby.  She declined to go on camera. She said the family is hiring an attorney.

However, she did say, "He was our baby and nobody loves him more than us."

Barbara Grijalva is learning more from TPD. Follow her on Twitter at @BGrijalvaKOLD for updates.





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