Antioch Man Arrested for Killing Two-Month-Old

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On February 15 at 8:58 p.m. doctors at Sutter Delta Memorial Hospital called the Antioch Police Department to report a 2-month-old boy, who had been brought to the hospital via ambulance, was unresponsive, suffering from major injuries they believed were caused by child abuse.

The baby was transferred to Children’s Hospital in Oakland where he was treated for multiple fractured bones, a lacerated liver and bleeding on his brain. He was in a coma and later died.

During the course of the investigation it was learned that the child’s father, Sigfredo Lua, 23, of Antioch, had been taking care of his two children in a residence in the 700 Block of O Street while his wife was at work. He called his wife at work to advise her that the baby was injured, and she in turn called 911. 

Lua’s initial statements on how the child was injured were inconsistent with the injuries sustained. He has since confessed to detectives that he punched the child in the face, according to police. He was arrested for felony child abuse with great bodily injury, booked at APD and then taken to Martinez County Jail where he remains in custody pending murder charges being filed with the DA’s office. 

The Antioch Police Department is continuing to investigate this case. Anyone with Information is asked to contact Detective Robert Green at (925) 779-6932.

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