Father and stepmother arrested in connection with the death of 9-year-old boy

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 17:54:40-04

UPDATE: The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified a 9-year-old boy who was found not breathing and with no heartbeat by Meridian Police.

Emrik Osuna was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center and the cause and manner of death are still pending, according to a news release from the Coroner's Office. The Coroner's Office said it was notified of Emrik's death by St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Pediatric Care Unity on September 2.

Online court records show Monique Desiree Osuna has been charged with murder. Erik Osuna, the father, has been charged with injury to a child and infliction of great bodily harm.

The investigation is current and ongoing and no more information is expected to be released at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: A father and stepmother have been arrested in connection with the death of a 9-year-old boy.

Meridian Police arrested the two after responding to a home in the 1000 block of W. Broadway Ave. to find the boy not breathing and with no heartbeat, according to police. Police performed CPR on the boy until EMS arrived and took over, according to a news release from Meridian Police Department.

The boy showed signs of abuse, police said, and was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other three children in the home, ages nine, four and 4 months, were placed into protective custody and with Health and Welfare, according to police.

Erik Emmanuel Osuna, 29, and Monique Desiree Osuna, 27, were both arrested on felony charges injury to child and taken to the Ada County Jail.

An investigation into the situation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the Meridian Police Department.