Parents investigated in death of infant.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:40am

The parents of a 3 month-old baby, who died over the weekend, are behind bars after the baby's body showed signs of abuse, Michelle Macias has the story.

Luis Escandon and Brenda Luna are behind bars after their three month-old baby died on Sunday morning. The couple called police after noticing the baby was unconscious and when authorities arrived noticed unusual markings on the baby's body. The infant was rushed to Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, but died on arrival. Authorities questioned the couple about the bruises and Escandon admitted to authorities of losing control and spanking the infant on Saturday. Luna told police that she witnessed the spanking but did nothing to stop it.  The couple do have four other children ranging from ages 5 years-old and younger. The children were turned over to Child Protective Services who will then decide who will care for them.


Escandon was charged with injury to a child and sexual assault after Luna told police that Escandon had raped earlier that day. Escandon's bond was set at $300,000 dollars and Luna was charged with child endangerment and her bond was set at $50,000 dollars.

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