SAN BENITO — Police have arrested a San Benito mother for failing to care for her newborn son who died last week.
Cynthia Montoya, 28, was arrested Wednesday at her home. She is charged with a first degree felony of injury to a child. Her bond was set at $250,000.
San Benito police say on April 23, Montoya’s two-month old infant son was found unresponsive and taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.
Nurses at the hospital stated the infant was poorly cared for and had been sick for a few days. Police say the baby was hospitalized a month prior and had not gained any weight.
On April 27 the infant was removed from life support and died.