The parents of a 4-month-old boy who died after he was left alone in the family car overnight have been arrested, El Cajon police said Sunday.
Israel Soto, 30, and Jessica Quezada, 23, were arrested on suspicion of willful cruelty toward a child leading to death, police said. Quezada was also arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
The baby was left in the car overnight after the family returned home Friday from a shopping trip, police said. The baby was found not breathing by family members Saturday afternoon.
Resuscitation efforts by police officers and paramedics were unsuccessful.
Soto and Quezada told authorities they each thought the other had brought the child inside, police said.
The couple's other three children, ages 3, 2, and 1, were taken into protective custody by the county Child Protective Services.