Father Arrested, Mother Still Outstanding in Fatal Tehachapi Child Abuse Case

Father Arrested, Mother Still Outstanding in Fatal Tehachapi Child Abuse Case

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect and is looking for the other after a 3-month-old was killed in Tehachapi in 2020.

The full release from the KCSO can be seen below:

On December 22, 2020, the Tehachapi Police Department responded to an apartment in the 200 block of N. Mill St, in Tehachapi, for a three-month-old infant not breathing.  The infant, Major Bailey, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit responded to assist Tehachapi PD and took over the investigation involving the suspicious death.  Major sustained injuries which were consistent with child abuse.  Major’s parents, Mister Bailey (30) and Sabrina Martinez (28), were quickly identified as potential suspects.

An extensive investigation ensued, and has continued, over the last year and a half.  On July 13, 2022, the investigation was completed and submitted to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for review.

On July 14, 2022, felony warrants were issued for the arrest of Mister Bailey and Sabrina Martinez.  The charges on the warrants included violations of California Penal Code Sections 187(a), murder, and 273ab(a), child abuse resulting in death.

On July 21, 2022, Mister Bailey was arrested for his warrant and booked into jail.

Martinez remains at large.

Anyone with information regarding Martinez’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at (661)322-4040.