The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Joseph Skates for the homicide of 3-year-old Manuel Maciel.
On November 7, 2008, the Sacramento Police Department responded to 2101 Zurlo Way at the request of the California Highway Patrol, who reported a child at the scene was not breathing and had major head trauma. The child was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center and later died from his injuries. At the time of the homicide, Joseph Skates was dating and living with Manuel Maciel’s mother.
On November 26, 2008, 23-year-old Joseph Skates was arrested with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Medford, Oregon.