A man who told police he repeatedly struck a 2-year-old boy out of frustration over the weekend is charged with capital murder in the toddler's death.
Andrew Ray Jimenez, 22, was arrested Tuesday after 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.
"Emergency room staff performed lifesaving measures for the child; however, their attempts were unsuccessful," Georgetown police said in a news release. "The staff notified police and also pointed out unusual bruising on the child's body to the responding officers. Detectives and crime scene personnel responded to the scene and began the investigation of the suspicious death."
Police said Jimenez told them he was watching the child at the home he shared with the boy's mother and had was trying to nap while the child slept. When Jimenez woke, he told police he went to check on the child and found him unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs, police said.
Jimenez then told detectives he put the child into a bathtub to revive him, police said.It did not help, he told police .Jimenez also told detectives he had gone out the evening before and was very hung over.
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..
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