Stockton foster girl's cause of death ruled as homicide



10-month-old's foster father arrested, charges amended
By Sarah Heise

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —Investigators determined that homicide was the cause of death for a 10-month-old girl who died from alleged abuse while in the care of a Stockton foster father, officials said Wednesday.
A 10-month-old girl hospitalized in late March with injuries indicative of physical abuse has died, police said Friday.
The foster parent of a comatose 10-month-old baby was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of child abuse.
The little girl died Friday after she was taken to an Oakland hospital on March 30. Since that time, she was in a coma, suffering from physical abuse injuries, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Detectives said the incident happened on the 200 block of East Cleveland Avenue and an arrest warrant was issued for the girl's foster father.
Paul Teldeschi, 37, was arrested on April 17 in Belmont on charges of felony child abuse causing significant injury. He was brought back to Stockton and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail, police said.
Teldeschi's charges will be amended to child abuse resulting in death following the girl's autopsy results, officers said.