Benjamin Jason Escobar, the Huntington Park man arrested in connection with the stabbing of his 7-month-old cousin Monday, has been formally charged with attempted murder by the District Attorney's Office.
Escobar had an arraignment Wednesday. He remained in the county jail with his bail set at $100,000.
There was no information today on the condition of Anthony Escalera, who at last report was being treated in Children's Hospital in San Diego.
A hospital spokeswoman said late Tuesday that Anthony had been upgraded from serious to fair condition. However, Anthony's parents have requested that no further information be provided on his condition.
The stabbing occurred sometime before 3 p.m. Monday.
Anthony was at home with his grandmother, who was baby-sitting him. Escobar and an uncle also were at the home at the time of the incident. Escobar had reportedly been staying at the home for two weeks.