Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273ab(b)PC Assault resulting in coma due to brain injury of child under eight years
Report Number:
13-10771    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
273ab(b)PC Assault resulting in coma due to brain injury of child under eight years
Location:
1300 block of Carrigan Lane Ukiah, Ca
When: Date: 04-05-2013 Time: 0800-1600 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Daniel Camara 25 Ukiah, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Jason Caudillo
Synopsis: On 04-05-2013 at approximately 2244 hours a 6-month-old boy was admitted into the Ukiah Valley Medical Center for treatment of a high fever.

By 04-06-2013, the boy's condition had worsened and medical personnel began to suspect that the boy's medical condition was the result of physical abuse.

The boy was flown to the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center for advanced treatment.

Specialists at UCSF confirmed that the boy's injuries were consistent with physical abuse. Medical personnel also located several older injuries that were also consistent with physical abuse.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives were summoned and several interviews the boy's family were conducted with the assistance of an investigator with the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office.

During the interviews Sheriff's Detectives established probable cause to believe the boy's father, Daniel Camara, caused the boy's injuries.

Sheriff's Detectives developed information that showed the boy had been physically abused on several different occasions over the course of the past 2 months.

On 04-09-2013 Camara was arrested for assault resulting in coma due to brain injury of a child under the age of eight years old (273ab(b)PC).

Camara was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $500,000.00 bail which was ultimately a judge granted bail enhancement.

The boy is still being treated at the UCSF Medical Center for life threatening injuries.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten