Last Monday at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Paso Robles Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 200 block of Santa Ysabel Avenue regarding a two-year-old female not breathing. The child had visible head and body injuries and was subsequently transported by ambulance to Twin Cities Hospital for treatment. It appeared the child was the victim of child abuse.
A subsequent investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident resulted in the arrest of the child’s father 30-year-old Herbert Brown III of Paso Robles. Brown was booked into the SLO County Jail on charges of child abuse likely to result in death. The victim was transferred to a bay area hospital for continued treatment.
Last Tuesday at approximately 10 p.m., the two-year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead in a bay area hospital. As a result of her death, Brown has been charged with murder, and assault resulting in the death of a child.
The autopsy of the child is scheduled for later this week and will be conducted by the San Luis Obispo County Coroner.