Luis Angel Pacheco, 27m, has been charged with injury to child, but it will now be upgraded due to the child’s death.
Police say that Pacheco is accused of causing severe injuries to his son’s skull, stomach, and groin area. Officials say that on Monday, Pacheco told sheriff’s deputies that the newborn was injured when he accidentally dropped the child on the concrete floor while changing his diaper. The baby was injured in his home in the 16600 block of Gaeldom Drive in West Harris County.
Pacheco admitted that he did not tell his wife what happened, and called 911 hours later when the baby was having trouble breathing. Pacheco did not tell police how the injuries occurred. “The officer spoke with the doctor, who stated that the complainant is alive at this time, as he's being kept alive on life support," the prosecutor said. "However, he has decreased brain activity. His intestines are not functional and he will die of his injuries." The judge granted the state's request for a high bond of $250,000. Pacheco also has an ICE detainer.