Texas Woman Charged in Death of Boy, 2
(Houston, Texas) A 24-year-old local woman, Victalina Mendoza Cruz, has been charged in connection with the Feb. 6 death of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old boy, Keaton Veerasamy.
Cruz is accused of injury to a child after she told local police she slapped Keaton Veerasamy and threw the defenseless child on the floor before leaving him alone in a bathtub.[…]Cruz was booked and released on $50,000 bail.
Cruz, who had been looking after the child since her boyfriend left for work in Louisiana on Jan. 11, changed her story after a doctor who cared for the boy at the Texas Children’s Hospital told investigators that the boy’s bruised, malnourished body displayed telltale signs of abuse, the Houston Chronicle reported.