SAN ANTONIO -- Authorities say a 4-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten and burned by her mother and her mother's boyfriend has died from her injuries.
The Bexar County Medical Excaminer said Kayla Garcia was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The girl's mother, 20-year-old Melanie Garcia, and 23-year-old Matthew Carrillo were arrested on charges of assault and bodily injury to a child after taking the unconscious girl to Christus Santa Rosa emergency room on Monday night.
Due to the severe nature of the injuries, the girl was airlifted to University Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, where she died.
The alleged abuse, which resulted in head injuries, bruising and possible cigarette burns, is believed to have taken place in the 300 block of Laverne Avenue, police said.
A spokesperson for the Department of Protective and Family Services said Child Protective Services had investigated a report of possible child abuse at the house on March 27. However, after interviews with all those involves, including the child, CPS determined there was no apparent risk to the child.
Police Sgt. Javier Salazar had said on Tuesday that any changes to the child's medical condition "could definitely lead to an upgrade in charges or additional charges."