Fresno couple charged in death of 8-year-old

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The Fresno couple allegedly involved in the death of an 8-year-old in their care have been charged, the District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

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Patrick Eugene Johnson, 49, has been charged with murder, child abuse, corporal injury to a child, and dissuading a witness by force or threat.

Crystal Latynia Johnson, 48, has been charged with child abuse with the infliction of great bodily injury, and corporal injury of a child.

Authorities say if convicted of all charges and allegations, Patrick faces a sentence of just over 15 years to life in state prison. Crystal faces a sentence of up to nine years in the state prison.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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