YAKIMA — The 18-year-old boyfriend of a Sunnyside woman is accused of beating her 2-year-old to death while babysitting.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Juan Balverde Lopez is facing a possible murder charge in the death of Benjamin Miron. The autopsy Thursday showed he died of multiple blows to his body.
Police say the mother was not at the Sunnyside home at the time Tuesday night because she was being treated at Toppenish Community Hospital.
Lopez took the unresponsive boy to the hospital Wednesday where he was declared dead.
The boy’s siblings have been taken into state care.