TX father arrested for allegedly severely beating baby, causing internal injuries

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:52am

A McAllen father has been arraigned on two charges of injury to a child after his six-month-old son was taken to the hospital suffering from internal injuries.

Claudio Alberto Martinez, 30, allegedly severely beat his son for weeks resulting in the baby being in critical condition after undergoing surgeries for serious head trauma.

According to McAllen police, the child also had broken ribs, bruises and internal injuries.

On Monday, November 4, police were called to the 900 block of North 16th Street about an injured child. Upon EMS arrival, the baby was transported to Rio Grande Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

Martinez was arrested and arraigned on two counts of injury to a child and dealt a $30,000 bond.


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