Valluco gang member arrested for baby's beating
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:54:05 GMT —
A Valluco gang member is expected to face a judge after he allegedly beat a 10-month-old baby to point she had to be put on life support.
Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies arrested 26-year-old Jose Reyna on an injury to a child charge over the weekend.
Reyna is expected to arraigned at the Hidalgo County Jail at 3 p.m. Monday.
Baby TMs Condition
Investigators told Action 4 News that it all started on Friday evening when Child Protective Services workers and deputies were called to Renaissance Hospital in McAllen.
A 10-month-old baby girl had arrived at the hospital dead but had been revived by doctors.
The baby girl remains in a coma with minimal brain activity and on life support.
Investigators said the girl is never expected to recover or may die.
The child suffered a ruptured spleen, severed intestines, ruptured pancreas, and blunt trauma to the head.
Deputies reported that an investigation lead to the baby girl TMs Lilac street home northeast of Edinburg as well as the girl's mother Veronica Solis and the mother's boyfriend Jose Reyna.
Investigators said the baby girl was rushed to the hospital at 2 p.m. Friday but deputies weren TMt called there until 8 p.m. Friday.
Deputies said Reyna allegedly used the time to alter the crime scene and flee.
Authorities later tracked him down and arrested him on Saturday morning.
Sheriff TMs deputies said Reyna is an ex-convict and a member of the violent Valluco gang.
Deputies arrested initially arrested him for a state parole violation.
Authorities later charged him with the injury to a child case.
Investigators told Action 4 News that they are waiting on documents from CPS to see if charges will be filed against the girl TMs mother.