PHOENIX — Phoenix police said a 21-year-old man has been arrested in the
death of his girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter.
Officer James Holmes said Adrian Ponce faces eight felony counts of child
Sabrina Santos-Vasquez was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday after
authorities received a call about a child not breathing in an apartment at 28th Street and Kathleen Road.
According to police, emergency room medical personnel found eight burns on the baby and a scan revealed brain injury.
Holmes said Ponce admitted to shaking the baby and burning her with a cigarette lighter.