Police say 2-year-old Dionicio Mendoza died after an incident with his stepfather left with internal and head injuries.
Police say the boy was alone with his stepfather, 25-year-old Michael David Mercado, from around 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19. They say Mercado "incflicted serious body injury" on the boy but then called 911 to report the child had a seizure.
At the hospital, Dionicio was diagnosed with life threatening internal injuries and head injuries. He was placed on a ventilator, but on Nov. 21, he died from his injuries, police say.
The exact method of injury is undetermined.