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Va. parents accused of smothering infant

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- The parents of a three-month-old girl have been arrested for smothering their baby, Prince William County police said.

Jessenia Isabel Soriano, 19, and Jose Francisco Rodriguez, 23, both of Woodbridge, face felony child abuse.

On August 25, detectives began investigating an assault after the infant was admitted to a hospital with significant facial bruising and swelling. Official said the injuries were consistent with smothering.

At the time of the incident, the parents were the only people caring for the baby, police said. They were arrested on Oct. 14.

The child is currently in the care with other family members, according to police. Both parents are being held without bond.



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