The baby’s death was ruled a homicide since he wouldn’t have survived being put in the garbage, police said.
Ruiz-Gomez was charged with homicide by child neglect. Rodriguez was charged with aiding and abetting homicide by child abuse.
Homeland Security is also investigating both Ruiz-Gomez and Rodriguez. Government officials said that Ruiz-Gomez was told to leave the U.S. in 2016, but did not, WHNS reported.