5-month old dead, 3 people are behind bars in Alpine
June 29th, 2017 under Top Stories
By CBS 7
ALPINE— An arrest affidavit sheds new light on the death of a baby who was pronounced dead Monday, according to media partners CBS 7.
Three suspects have been charged in connection with the death of the child from Brewster County.
Aaron Portillo and his girlfriend Michelle Campbell are both being charged with Murder, a first degree felony.
As for the third suspect, the infant’s mother, Maurissa Vasquez, she is facing charges of injuring a child and abandoning or endangering a child, both third degree felonies.
The affidavit for Vasquez states that a Child Abuse case was filed with the Big Bend Regional Medical Center for abuse that had happened in Marathon on Thursday, June 22.
A baby had been brought to the hospital by her babysitter, identified as Campbell. Staff at the hospital found the child to be suffering from bruising, bite marks and abrasions across her body and on her head.
According to the affidavit, doctors reported finding both new and old injuries.
The child was then taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition with brain swelling. Personnel at UMC found that the child was possibly struck in the head with an object or dropped on her head.
On Monday, June 26 the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The affidavit states that Campbell told investigators that she babysitting three children as well as two of her own, and that the kids have played with sticks and other toys and objects as swords.
According to the affidavit, toys, sticks, furniture, cleaning supplies and other possible objects may have been located in the place where the baby was injured.