Stockton 7-Year-Old Dies; Uncle Arrested for Abuse, Torture

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Arthur Combs (Courtesy: Stockton Police Department)

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.