Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Baby Halo Branton

“My heart aches at the tragic loss of baby Halo Branton. The circumstances surrounding her death are deeply distressing, and our community mourns alongside her father and loved ones.

No words can adequately express the sorrow we feel for the innocent life lost in such a devastating manner. As a parent and a member of this community, my thoughts are with Halo's family during this unimaginably difficult time.

I commend law enforcement and emergency responders for their swift and diligent efforts in this investigation. Justice must prevail for Halo, and we must hold those responsible to account.

Let us come together as a community to support one another and to honor the memory of baby Halo Branton. In the face of such tragedy, may we find strength in unity and compassion for those who are hurting.”