5:46 p.m. UPDATE: The criminal complaint against Frank Rees says he is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Baby Justice, as well as abusing or endangering the health of a child and administering a controlled substance.
The controlled substance is defined as methamphetamine, but it’s unclear to whom the substance was administered.
YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — The father of a baby found dead in a slough near Knight’s Landing has been arrested in connection with the baby’s murder, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday.
The announcement of the arrest of Frank Rees comes more than five months after the baby’s mother, Samantha Green, was found guilty of murder.
The district attorney’s office did not disclose the charges, opting to release them at a Wednesday morning press conference.
Justice Rees went missing in February 2015 with Green. Investigators would later find Green emerging from a slough near Knights Landing, but without the baby who was less than a month old at the time.
The next morning they would find Justice in a thicket of brush.
A jury found Green guilty in September 2016 of the death of Baby Justice. Green’s father was vocal after the verdict, calling out Rees for not protecting Green or Justice.