ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Doctors say a toddler was near death when an alert grandmother took him to the hospital.
Now the boy's cousin and her boyfriend are facing charges.
Adrienne Apodaca, the cousin of the 15-month-old, was in court Saturday charged with child abuse.
According to a criminal complaint Apodaca, 20, and her boyfriend, Matthew Martinez, were taking care of the boy when they claim he fell and hit his face on the ground.
But instead of taking him to the hospital they went camping where Apodaca says the boy stopped breathing twice and Martinez resuscitated him.
The complaint says they eventually took the boy to his grandmother's, and she took him to the hospital.
There medical staff reported the boy was severely malnourished and dehydrated, had numerous cuts, rib fractures and bleeding on the brain.
The judge set Apodaca's bond at $100,000. Martinez is still locked up on the same bond amount.
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