A North Fair Oaks man has been sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son, whose body was found covered with human bite marks.
A jury on April 15 found Marco Antonio Alvarado-Cisneros, 27, guilty of involuntary manslaughter and assault of a child resulting in death.
Alvarado-Cisneros was left in charge of Dante Nava after his mother left for work on Aug. 12, 2014.
Five hours later, Alvarado-Cisneros called 911 to report that Dante was unconscious and not breathing.
He claimed to paramedics that he had turned away from the toddler for a moment, and Dante must have fallen off the bed and appeared to have a seizure, according to the DA’s office.
Dante died shortly after paramedics arrived. An autopsy report revealed that Dante had suffered many injuries, including brain hemorrhaging, hemorrhages in his eyes, bruises that were both hours and days old and human bite marks from s from an adult.
Alvarado-Cisneros wasn’t immediately arrested. Instead, sheriff’s deputies investigated the death for over a year.
During that time, Alvarado-Cisneros’s relationship with Dante’s mother turned tumultuous, according to the DA’s office.
Deputies were called to their First Avenue home on complaints of domestic violence several times, the DA said.
However, the two conceived their first child and she gave birth in May 2015. But in September 2015, she reported to deputies that Alvarado-Cisneros had attacked her multiple times, and that he had kidnapped and robbed her.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Alvarado-Cisneros had “zero reaction, totally flat” after the verdicts.
BY EMILY MIBACH Daily Post Staff Writer A North Fair Oaks man has been sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son, [...]