HOUSTON—A 22-month-old Houston boy is recovering from severe injuries, after police say he was beaten by his mother’s live-in boyfriend.
Ivan Hernandez, 20, is charged with injury to a child. Investigators said Hernandez would baby sit the child inside his girlfriend's north Harris County apartment while she was at work.
Doctors said the toddler suffered second-degee burns on his face and hands back in May after grease was poured over him. Hernandez told the child’s mother that he accidentally spilled grease on the child. The baby also had a fractured lower leg bone and broken bones in his right foot from reportedly being swung around by his arms in the backyard until his leg hit the air conditioning unit.
Hernandez told police he was stressed out after losing his job and said the baby would not stop crying.