Charges filed for the murder of a Fresno toddler

January 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Charges have been filed against the father of a murdered toddler and the man's girlfriend. Police arrested 3-year-old Zion Nelson's dad and his live in girlfriend last week.

Monday Donald Nelson and Moneesha Camp were charged with murder, assault, and witness intimidation.

Authorities say camp lived with Donald Nelson in a Central Fresno apartment where the 3-year-old was fatally beaten. Thursday morning Donald Nelson called 9-1-1 to report his son was not breathing.

The officer found the naked and lifeless little boy in the back seat of nelson's car, in a neighborhood just blocks from where they live. The child was wrapped only in a blanket. Officers say Nelson originally said he was homeless and they slept in the car.