SAN BENITO — The father of a two-month-old infant who died after being removed from life support has surrendered to police.
Gavino Acuna, 43, turned himself in to San Benito Police Friday morning after a detective obtained a warrant from San Benito Municipal Court for first degree injury to a child.
Police said the baby was found unresponsive on April 23 and taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was taken off life support on April 27 and died.
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.
Investigators say the baby showed signs of being neglected and had not received any medical attention.
The baby’s mother, Cynthia Montoya, was arrested on the same charge on May 5. Her bond was set at $250,000.
Acuna was arraigned by Justice of the Peace David Garza who set Acuna’s bond at $100,000. He was transferred to Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito.