The death of Cleburne toddler JC Luna last month was caused by cocaine intoxication and has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Tuesday.
Luna's mother, Adela Gallegos, took J.C. to the hospital Oct. 11 after the baby sitter called and told her that J.C. was having trouble breathing, Knoll said. Doctors found high levels of cocaine in J.C.'s body, and he spent several days on life support.
His condition improved, and he was released from the hospital and placed in foster care, police said. However, his health eventually worsened and he died Jan. 5 at a Burleson hospice.