LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. – A Lucerne Valley woman was arrested for the abuse of her 8-month-old child resulting in life-threatening injuries.
Police and emergency medical personnel arrived at a Lucerne Valley home to find a 8-month-old victim unresponsive inside the home. The victim was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center. During the exam of the child, the pediatrician found that the victim had no brain activity, severe brain swelling, and retinal hemorrhaging.
Due to the victim’s being consistent with child abuse, Heather Fowler, 24, was questioned and subsequently arrested on Sunday, June 30, 2019.Fowler was booked at the Central Detention Center for Willful Cruelty to a Child.
The baby boy remains in the Intensive Care Unit and is not expected to survive. On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, The Victorville District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges on Fowler for Assault on a Child Causing Paralysis and bail was set for $100,000..
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Brian Arias (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.
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