According to the Houston Chronicle a 19 year old woman, Emma Cardona, was charged with Injury to a Child in the death of her 2 year old daughter. The toddler suffered a large brain hemorrhage and bruises all over her body, including a large contusion on her forehead, according to a criminal complaint filed in Harris County District Court on Friday.
The child’s cause of death was blunt force head trauma, records show.
Injury to a Child is a Felony Offense. The charge can be one of four different levels of felony offense, from State Jail Felony to a First Degree Felony depending on the intent of the defendant and the injury sustained by the victim. In the present case the defendant was charged with First Degree Injury to a Child for intentionally causing serious bodily injury.
If you or someone you know is in need of the services of a Houston criminal defense attorney who is experienced in defending an Injury to a Child case, call Texas Board Certified Attorney Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.