Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dad behind bars for beating of 16-month-old daughter; girl in critical condition (Lubbock, Texas)

Dad is identified as JOHNNY HERRERA. No mention of a mother in the home.


Lubbock toddler in critical condition, father now charged

Posted: Mar 04, 2013 6:06 PM EST Updated: Mar 04, 2013 7:17 PM EST

By Tiffany Pelt

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Police say a toddler is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and her father is now behind bars.

Police arrested 27-year-old Johnny Hererra on Sunday and charged him with intentional injury to his 16-month-old daughter.

Police say EMS was called to Hererra's Cedar Ridge apartment Saturday around 10:30 p.m. in reference to a child that fell. When first responders arrived at the scene, the child was unresponsive and not breathing.

While at the hospital, doctors evaluated the toddler and called police saying the injuries were consistent with abuse.

Sunday, Hererra was arrested. He is currently at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. Police say his bond is set at half a million dollars because of the child's critical injuries.