A woman walked into a San Antonio police substation carrying her unconscious four-year-old daughter who then had severe head trauma. The child was rushed by authorities to the hospital, but died a day after. It is possible that the delay in bringing the injured child to the hospital for treatment could have greatly contributed to her unfortunate death.
The mother, Jessica Briones, 34, told the officers at a San Antonio police substation that she didn’t call 911 immediately, instead of going all the way to them, because she didn’t have enough minutes and couldn’t find her phone either.
Briones could not quite explain her child Olivia’s condition specifically why the toddler was then suffering from severe head trauma and why she had multiple injuries on her face and arms.
Doctors found multiple bleeding sites inside the child’s head and severe brain swelling. An affidavit shows there was also a strike to the head.
The medical examiner’s office said poor Olivia had a swollen nose, eight scars on her scalp, a large abrasion on the back of her head, a black eye, a deflated left lung, a fractured vertebrae and other injuries.
Briones merely told the authorities that Olivia was vomiting and wouldn’t wake up that morning. She also said in the affidavit that she had accidentally slammed the door on Olivia’s arm and that she hit her head on the floor on September 1. The mother also said that her child is prone to falling.
The cause of death of the child has yet to be released.
The mother has since been arrested for being the prime suspect in causing the child’s injuries leading to her death. Her inability to call emergency help to save her child could have also contributed to the child’s otherwise preventable early demise.