GEORGETOWN (KXAN) - The man charged with capital murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old boy made his first court appearance Wednesday.
Andrew Ray Jimenez, 22, told police he beat the toddler out of frustration while hung over in early September. But Georgetown police and the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office determined that the boy's blunt-force injuries to his stomach area were not the result of a fall.
When Jimenez took the child to the hospital, he told officials that he had found the boy at the bottom of the stairs.
An autopsy showed the child had "significant bruising about the stomach/abdomen area that would not be consistent with Jimenez’s story," police said.The boy's death was ruled a homicide.
The baby's mother, Monica Alvarado-Garcia, 18, was charged with interfering with police while they were arresting Jimenez.
Bail for Jimenez was set at $1 million. His next court appearance was set for Oct. 30.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
A 13-year-old girl who told police she had been kidnapped from her school and assaulted on Monday, admitted to police she made the story up.
TxTAG’s customer call center lines are jammed as toll road violators scramble to pay up and avoid staying on a published scofflaw list.
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Bomb squad officials reported to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after a suspicious package located in a cargo area Wednesday.