Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dad charged with kicking son in the head; previously accused of assaulting son's mother (San Antonio, Texas)

Dad is identified as JOSEPH ALMANZA. Notice that Dad had a history of domestic violence, and yet he was still in the home.


Dad charged with kicking son in head

Ana Le, San Antonio Express-News

Updated 11:48 a.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The father of a 13-year-old boy is accused of kicking him in the head during an argument with the child's mother over a set of car keys.

On Sept. 3, a woman at a home in the 1500 block of Jackson Keller Road told officers she'd argued with Joseph Almanza, 33, because he refused to return her car keys after he helped fix her vehicle the day before.

The woman said Almanza became so angry he kicked their son in the head, then an hour later struck her about 10 times on her head.

Almanza, who already had been accused of assaulting the woman June 24, was charged with continuous violence against a relative and with injury to a child. Both are third-degree felonies.

Bail was set at $40,000.