SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Isaiah Rumph (24) and Charity Staffieri (22) of Apple Valley related to the alleged abuse that led to the death of Rumph’s 4-year-old daughter.

On Tuesday October 25, 2022, co-defendants Rumph and Staffieri were arrested by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies on suspicion of assault causing death. The arrest came after Rumph’s 4-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at a local hospital following a 911 call that the child was unresponsive.

Based on the facts of the investigation thus far, our Office has charged both co-defendants Rumph and Staffieri with the following charges;

Isaiah Wanyae Rumph
(1) PC 187(a) – Murder
(2) PC 273ab(a) – Assault on a Child Causing Death
(3) PC 206 – Torture

Charity Staffieri (D)
(1) PC 187(a) – Muder
(2) PC 273ab(a) – Assault on a Child Causing Death
(3) PC 206 – Torture

Currently our Family Violence Unit Deputy District Attorney’s are handling this case and are working with Detectives with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail.

Both co-defendants entered pleas of Not Guilty as to all counts at arraignment. Bail was set at 2,000,000.00 and their next hearing date is a pre-preliminary November 4, 2022, at 8:30 am, Victorville Courthouse department V9.



Court Case #’s FVI22003120 + FVI22003121

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Jacquelyn Rodriguez, Public Affairs Officer