Paradise parents arrested in fatal child abuse

Date: 2010-02-06

PARADISE — A Paradise couple was arrested Saturday after an 8-year-old adopted daughter died of alleged child abuse injuries.

Paradise police responded to a 1 a.m. 9-1-1 call from the 500 block of Crestwood Drive and found an 8-year-old adopted girl in cardiac arrest. Another 11-year-old girl was found to have significant injuries due to child abuse.

The younger victim was revived at Feather River Hospital, but died en route to another hospital. The 11-year-old remains hospitalized.

Kevin Schatz, 46, and Elizabeth Schatz, 42, have been arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on an open count of murder and child abuse, Paradise police said.

Seven other children have been taken into protective custody.


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