SAN ANTONIO – The man accused of killing a 14-month-old girl has been charged with capital murder.
Javiele Frias Jr., 22, is charged with capital murder in the death of his 14-month-old daughter.
On April 6, the San Antonio Fire Department was called to a home in the 1700 block of Pleasanton Road for an unresponsive child who fell from a bed. When SAFD arrived, they found the little girl with multiple abrasions and bruises on her head.
According to the affidavit, the child had a low heart rate and nonreactive pupils when EMS arrived. She was transported to University Hospital in critical condition. Doctors at the hospital reported the girl suffered head trauma not consistent with a fall from a bed, according to the affidavit.
The report stated her injuries included subdural brain bleed and brain shift. The child later died on April 6 due to the injuries she sustained.
Frias told police that night he was home watching three children while his girlfriend and the children’s mother was at work. According to the affidavit, Frias was the only adult with the children.
Frias admitted to the police to holding the little girl upside down by the leg and attempted to throw her on the bed. He told police he missed the bed and the 14-month-old hit the floor. According to the affidavit, he picked her up and shook the little girl but she did not wake up.
He called the child’s mother at work to inform her of the child’s condition but never called an ambulance, according to the affidavit.
Police spoke with the mother’s co-workers who said Frias went to their work to inform her something was wrong. He did not have any of the children with him, according to the affidavit. Frias told the child’s mother she fell off the couch. Shortly after he arrived the two left together and never returned to her work.
On April 9, an autopsy was done on the little girl and the medical examiner ruled the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head and the manner of death homicide. Along with the head trauma, there was visible bruising around the child’s jawline, according to the affidavit.
Frias has been charged with capital murder of a child under 10-years-old.