Posting the sane and insane news about the law and what otherwise strikes my fancy.
The opinions and commentary made by this author is solely his own. It does not reflect the opinion of any other individual or organization including the 83rd District Attorney's Office or Pecos, Brewster, Presidio or Jeff Davis Counties.
A 39-year-old San Antonio woman has been found guilty of charges that in 2006 she caused near-fatal brain injuries to a 5-month-old in her care. A Bexar County jury of eight women and four men deliberated for about three hours before finding Aritzaid Santiago guilty of the offense of injury to a child.
Nathan Bonano, about to turn 3, has since recovered from the injuries, which required emergency brain surgery after he was unresponsive and listless. Doctors testified he had bled two-thirds of a pint of blood in his brain.
Prosecutors said that Nathan was a victim of "shaken baby syndrome."
The child's parents, Carlos and Brenda Bonano, kissed and had a long embrace in the courthouse hallway. They declined comment until after Santiago was sentenced, which is expected to happen Monday.