Stockton Boy on Life Support, Police Suspect Abuse

Local News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.


A 2-year-old Stockton boy is fighting for his life after he was allegedly beaten. The Stockton Police Department confirms they are investigating a child abuse case but have not made any arrests.

Michael Cartwright shares precious moments of his life with his son Malachi and shared a cell phone video he took back in November of the 2-year-old boy who was full of life and love.

“This is child abuse, this ain’t a mistake or accident. This is child abuse, the doctor said,” Cartwright told FOX40.

But the cuts and bruises on the toddler's face now pain the Stockton father who believes now they were signs of abuse.

“Everybody just to sit there and not come forward and not say anything about my son is ridiculous. Somebody needs to say something,” he said.

Little Malachi is on life support fighting for his life after Stockton police investigators said someone beat him. Malachi was first admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stockton back on December 11.

Since then, he’s been moved to Children’s Hospital in Oakland where he’s been in a coma. The Stockton Police Department said the case is still open and no arrests have been made but they do have some suspects.

“They’re being very careful, and they want to make sure that they have all their information before actually making an arrest,” said Rosie Calderon, a spokeswoman for the Stockton Police Department.

Cartwright told FOX40 his ex had custody of the boy and believes either she or her roommate know who sent the toddler to the hospital.

“I think the mother and her friends are hiding something. I just can’t prove nothing,” he said.

He'll continue to fight for the truth as the New Year approaches, even though the Christmas tree is gone, the lights are down, but there are two presents waiting for little Malachi whose father has not lost hope, “I want justice for my son,” he said.

The little boy's father said his prognosis isn't looking good, and he may have irreversible brain damage.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Stockton Police Department.

Don't miss

More Featured

Latest News

More News