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HIGHLAND — A young father and mother brought their 2-month-old son to Loma Linda University Medical Center because the child had a partially severed ear that required stitches.
Further examination by pediatricians revealed that the victim also had “multiple rib fractures in different stages of healing.” They also discovered a skull fracture and other injuries
The father, 30-year-old Robert Martin Bellett III and the mother, 28-year-old Annelese Rose Ortega, were arrested and charged with willful cruelty to a child and inflicting great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old.
Their bail was set at $250,000 each.
The SBSD says, “Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective MJ Higgins (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).”