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Bexar County Sheriff: Von Ormy Couple Arrested After 4-Month-Old Baby Hospitalized With Brain Injury

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The parents of a 4-month-old baby have been arrested for allegedly injuring the child.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Von Ormy residents Andrea Esmerelda Mena and Jacobo Jimenez Sanchez, both 26, were arrested Wednesday afternoon.

The baby was taken to Children's Hospital of San Antonio on May 21 due to excessive vomiting. The child was treated and sent home.

But the child was taken back to the hospital 8 days later with vomiting and a lump on the top of his head.

Doctors noticed that the baby's eyes were starting to swell and during a scan, a brain hemorrhage was discovered.

Child protective services were notified and an investigation was opened.

One of the couple's three other children, a 4-year-old, told investigators they saw their father throw the baby to the ground and blood was flowing from his head.

Sheriff Salazar said Jacobo Sanchez was arrested and charged with injury to a child – serious bodily harm. Andrea Mena was charged with endangering a child.

They are currently being held in the Bexar County Jail.

Screenshot: Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Screenshot: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

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