POSTED: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 11:07pm
A 10 month-old baby girl is fighting for her life after the mother's boyfriend allegedly beat the child almost to death.
Jose Roberto Reyna and Veronica Solis appeared before a judge on Monday and both face injury to a child charges. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says the beating happened on Friday afternoon when Solis left her baby with Reyna, after being told not to by Child Protective Services, because Reyna used marijuana.
Sheriff Trevino says that Reyna was under the influence of marijuana and beat the child after it would not stop crying. Sheriff Trevino also stated that if the baby does die, both Reyna and Solis's charges would increase to capital murder.