Failed To Death: Adrian Ruybal

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Adrian Ruybal
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Age: 1 mo.
Born: Nov 8, 2007
Died: Dec 14, 2007
Location: Phillips County
Suspect in death: Leticia Ruybal, mother

There were complaints of neglect and abuse. A 2001 neglect complaint was founded by the department. The department provided services to her until 2004.

On Dec. 14, 2007, Ruybal's aunt and grandmother called 911.

One-month-old Adrian Augustine Ruybal was lying on a table. He was cold and blue. Nobody was performing CPR on the child.

Instead of calling 911, Leticia Ruybal had first called her relatives.

Ruybal would tell police that she found her son when he was already blue and not breathing in her Holyoke apartment around 10 a.m., after putting him down for a nap.

But authorities concluded that Adrian's injuries were intentionally inflicted and not the result of any accident.

Adrian died of brain and rib injuries.

Ruybal was charged with child abuse causing death. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

A state review of Adrian's death found no policy violations in the way the case was handled by Phillips County.


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