Woman charged with beating boyfriend's 5-year-old son to death released from jail

Woman charged with beating boyfriend's 5-year-old son to death released from jail

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Woman charged with beating boyfriend's 5-year-old son to death released from jail

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by KVUE News

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Posted on July 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 4 at 2:49 PM

AUSTIN -- The woman charged in the April death of 5-year-old Julian Salazar Soliz has been released from the Travis County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Nichole Turner, 22, was booked and charged with injury to a child Friday, and was released that night around 11:30 p.m.

Turner, who authorities say is Julian's father's girlfriend, was baby-sitting the boy when she reported him missing  April 10.

Later that day, the boy's body was found in a grassy area in Wells Branch.

According to a court affidavit, Turner admitted to beating Julian with a belt.  She said she may have hit him in the head and abdomen. 

The medical examiner later said Julian had over 59 bruises on his body and bleeding in his brain.  He died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.  

Turner told detectives she realized she had lost control. 

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