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Mariposa man booked in death of his 22-month-old son

Jesse Ashton, 21, of Mariposa was booked on manslaughter charges in the death of his 22-month-old son  on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Jesse Ashton, 21, of Mariposa was booked on manslaughter charges in the death of his 22-month-old son on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

A Mariposa man was booked Thursday on manslaughter charges in the death of his 22-month-old son.

Jesse Ashton, 21, is being held on $50,000 bail. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said Ashton called 911 on Saturday to report the child was having a seizure. The boy was rushed to Vallley Children's Hospital, but died later in the evening.

Detectives launched an investigation and Ashton was booked on the charges.

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