Aunt, uncle arrested for allegedly branding, strangling, and shooting five nieces and nephews: law enforcement

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A couple in Southern California has been arrested amid an investigation into allegations that they tortured and bodily abused 5 nieces and nephews put into their treatment, police said.

Jessica Salas-Ruiz, 26, and Fernando Inzunza, 36, ended up arrested final week by the Rialto police amid allegations children put in their treatment were branded, strangled, and shot with a pellet gun, according to a press release.

According to the report, the five minors lived with the few for four several years — from 2017 to 2021 — and have been subjected to “a variety of varieties of bodily abuse and torture such as branding, strangulation, and becoming shot with pellet guns,” the Rialto Law enforcement Section claimed.

Fernando Inzunza, 36, and Jessica Salas-Ruiz, 26, ended up arrested by Rialto law enforcement on Might 25 amid allegations of baby abuse.
(Rialto Police Section)

Their ages ended up involving 11 and 17 at the time of the alleged abuse, FOX 11 in Los Angeles claimed. 


Rialto law enforcement claimed the children moved into the home of a various relative previous calendar year, who noted the abuse to the law enforcement in January, Cpl. Nic Parcher mentioned. The Barstow Law enforcement Section also investigated the abuse allegations again in August 2021.

A Rialto Police Department officer on a motorcycle. 

A Rialto Law enforcement Division officer on a motorcycle. 
(Rialto Law enforcement Division/Twitter)

Forensic proof and physical marks on the little ones corroborated their accounts, law enforcement claimed.

Salas-Ruiz and Inzunza ended up booked into the West Valley Detention Middle and face multiple counts of corporal punishment of a little one. Also, Inzunza was charged with torture.

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Each of their bails was established to $750,000 and was thanks to show up in Rancho Remarkable Court docket on Might 31, according to jail information.

Salas-Ruiz did not show up in a research of jail documents, nevertheless law enforcement explained her bail has also been set at $750,000.

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Added information pertaining to the case, which includes how the pair received custody of the little ones were not offered.