A San Antonio man accused of injuring a 3-month-old could face a capital murder charge following the infant's death
, authorities said Friday.
Bobby Fernandez, 21, was booked into the Bexar County Jail on Thursday and was charged with one county of injury to a child intentionally causing serious bodily injury. Bail initially was set at $75,000, but may increase, authorities said.
Authorities said the charge likely will be upgraded following the death Thursday of Emerald Rodriguez, who arrived at University Hospital in a coma Tuesday afternoon.
“Given the death of the child, the police will probably recommend a capital murder charge,” First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg said, noting that officers hadn't completed their investigation. “But we have the ultimate charging decision.”
The infant suffered severe head trauma, including bleeding of the brain and bruises to her torso
, according to an arrest warrant affidavit