Monday, September 7, 2015

3-month-old baby injured by dad has died (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Dad is identified as RENE ANTHONY GARCIA.

Infant injured in shaking dies

by Staff Reports of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Posted: September 6, 2015 10:21 PM

An infant who police said was violently shaken by his father has died, officials said.

The 3-month-old boy died about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, said John Lennan with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

The boy's 46-year-old father was arrested Thursday after Corpus Christi police responded to a call about 3:45 p.m. for an unresponsive infant in the 4900 block of High Meadow Drive on the city's Southside.

The parents were attempting to administer CPR to the baby when officers arrived, according to a police news release Thursday. The baby had been on life support at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Officers arrested Rene Anthony Garcia on suspicion of injury to a child, elderly or disabled, which is a first-degree felony.

 His bail is set at $100,000, jail officials said. Police have said Garcia's charges may be ungraded.

The child's 25-year-old mother was home at the time of the incident, but she is not expected to be charged with a crime, police said.