Stepmother faces murder charge after 9-year-old Meridian boy dies

Police say the boys had signs of abuse
Eric Osuna-Gutierez and Monique Osuna were arrested on child abuse charges.
Eric Osuna-Gutierez and Monique Osuna were arrested on child abuse charges.(KBOI)
Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 2:42 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2020 at 4:36 PM MDT
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MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - A nine year-old Meridian boy is dead, after police say he was abused by his parents.

KBOI reports officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of West Broadway Avenue Tuesday night to assist emergency crews.

The boy who had signs of abuse was taken to St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care.

According to Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens, the hospital notified the coroner of his death on Wednesday.

Posted by Meridian Police Department - Idaho on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The boy’s father, Erik Osuna-Gutierez has been charged with felony injury to a child, and the boy’s stepmother Monique Osuna has been charged with first degree murder, according to online court records.

Three other children in the home, ages 9 and 4 years old and 4 months old, were placed into the protective custody of Idaho Health and Welfare.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

bonds for both have been set at $2 million. Their preliminary hearings are set for Sept. 17.

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