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Christopher Valdez

Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

DCFS Under Fire For Handling Of Valdez Abuse Case

Cook County Public Guardian Robert Harris is criticizing the Department of Children and Family Service’s handling of a case involving a Southwest Side boy killed on his fourth birthday.

11/30/2011

Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Mother Now Charged With Murder In Death Of 4-Year-Old Son

A day after she was charged with concealing the death of her 4-year-old son at the hands of her boyfriend, a 28-year-old woman has been charged with murder.

11/28/2011

Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Mother, Boyfriend Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Boy

A 34-year-old Chicago man has been charged with killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and the boy’s mother has been charged with child endangerment and concealing a homicide in her son’s death.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2011

Christopher Valdez (courtesy family/Dawn Valenti)

Autopsy: Death Of Toddler Ruled Homicide

An autopsy Saturday determined a four-year-old boy died Friday from child abuse and his death was ruled a homicide.

11/26/2011

Christopher Valdez (courtesy family/Dawn Valenti)

4-Year-Old Dies From Blunt Force Trauma: Police

Chicago police are conducting what appears to be a homicide investigation on the Southwest Side involving a four-year old victim.

11/25/2011