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Charges dropped against suspect in death of 9-year-old Oildale boy

Posted at 10:26 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 13:27:18-05

The charges for Tony Santiago who allegedly hit and killed a 9-year-old were dropped Wednesday.

In May 2016, Tony Santiago pulled out of the driveway of his girlfriend’s house in Oildale after a domestic dispute and hit her 9-year-old son as well as a 12-year-old.

The 12-year-old only suffered minor injuries but 9-year-old Justin Paz died at the hospital.

Santiago was charged with two counts of willful cruelty to a child. Paz's mother, Clara Rose Marshall, was also charged with two counts of willful cruelty to a child.

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