Murder trial set for Modesto father in infant's death

local@modbee.comMarch 5, 2013 

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge has rescheduled a trial to start Oct. 8 for a Modesto man accused of murder in the death of his 7-week-old son and in the beating of the infant's mother.

Abinesh Kumar has pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, child abuse causing death and battery on a spouse resulting in a traumatic injury.

The infant, Abinav Kumar, died Aug. 18, 2011, in his north Modesto home. Emergency personnel responded to reports of an unresponsive child about 1 a.m. and found the boy dead.

Kumar was arrested that afternoon after police questioned him.

Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service