Portland couple arrested in death of their 5-year-old son

Portland couple arrested in death of their 5-year-old son

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by Associated Press & KGW Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

PORTLAND -- Portland police detectives have arrested the parents of a 5-year-old boy who died last week after being brought to a hospital.

His parents said he was injured in a fall. However the Oregon State medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, saying the boy died of battered child syndrome.

Police Lt. Robert King said late Monday that the parents, 25-year-old Kalman Eteuati and 26-year-old Valisha Eteuati, have been arrested and jailed for investigation of murder.

Little Mahanarye Noa was brought to a hospital last Thursday. He died a short time later.

Anyone with information about the death was asked to call Detective Chris Traynor at 503 823-0449.

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