STOCKTON -- A Stockton man was arrested Tuesday morning following the death of his 7-year-old niece.
Officers responded to a home on Hidden Grove Circle shortly after 4 a.m. after getting a report of a medical emergency involving a child.
The girl was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Her uncle, 24-year-old Arthur Combs, was taken into custody and booked on charges of torture and child abuse resulting in death.
Police were at the home through much of Tuesday, gathering evidence.