Douglas County infant dies; father arrested in Sacramento
An unresponsive 2-month old died after being taken off life support early this morning, and his father is in custody in Sacramento in connection with the death.
The child’s father, Trent Getty, 23, was arrested at the Sacramento Greyhound station on a $1 million warrant, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks.
Getty brought his unresponsive 2-month old infant to Carson Valley Medical Center early Wednesday morning with traumatic injuries.
The child was unresponsive, and Douglas County deputies were called to the center at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday.
Investigators learned the infant had suffered injuries which appear to be the result of abuse, Brooks said. The warrant alleges the injuries are inconsistent with the statement given by Getty regarding the circumstances of the injuries.
The cause of the child’s death is pending autopsy.