Police arrest Manhunt Monday suspect accused of burning toddler

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:30pm

EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) — This week's Manhunt Monday suspect was arrested for allegedly burning a toddler with a hot iron, leaving the child seriously burned, according to Sheriff's deputies.

Arturo Ornelas, 21, who was wanted for child abuse was incarcerated Thursday on a $50,000 bond.

Ornelas was connected to a brual child abuse case involving Yara Perez, who was convicted of murdering her daughter in 2007.

According to court documents, Arturo Ornelas married Perez in 2010. He testified in her court case saying "she told me everything about what happened with her little girl ... it was just crazy. I was in extreme shock."


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