Two Zion teenagers have been charged in relation to the beating death of their infant son, officials said.
The baby's father, Victor Salinas-Corona, 17, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, while the baby's mother, Aurora Escamilla, 19, was charged with one count of endangering the life of a child.
At about 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Zion police and fire responded to the 2600 block of Horeb Avenue for a call of a 5-month-old boy not breathing. The baby was transported to Vista East Hospital in Waukegan where he was later pronounced dead, according to a news release Sunday.
The autopsy performed by the Lake County coroner's office showed the baby died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
After interviews with the teens' family members and a death investigation, Salinas-Corona and Escamilla were charged in the baby's death, police said.
Salinas-Corona's bail was set at $2 million, and he is being held at the Lake County jail awaiting trial.
Escamilla's bail was set at $100,000, according to Zion police.