Nancy Martinez - Express-News
San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman Sandy Gutierrez said Monday that police were investigating the case as a capital murder. No warrants have been issued and no arrests have been made.
No one— not the baby's mother, her mother's boyfriend or his sister, all of whom were questioned by police — had answers.
“She said she picked up (the baby) at that time and placed her back into bed after she saw (the baby) was okay,” an officer reported.
The boyfriend, who was not identified in the police report, told police he woke up to the baby's cries but had no idea what happened.
Both Martinez and her boyfriend said they didn't know how the baby was hurt, but believed the injuries might have been the result of her fall from the bed. The boyfriend also told police that he noticed the injuries and had questioned his girlfriend about them.
Sariah's death is at least the third child death in San Antonio this year.
Also in May, a newborn girl was smothered and then put into a dryer at a halfway house. Her mother, Alicia Gina Carranza, 23, was arrested and charged with capital murder.