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2-week-old baby dies, charges to be upgraded against father

Deputies questioned the father at the hospital, but he could not explain the multiple injuries the infant suffered.

HOUSTON — Charges are expected to be upgraded against a father in connection to the alleged abuse of his 2-week-old son.

The infant died after suffering blunt force injuries, deputies confirm.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that baby Daniel Pacheco has died.

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The child’s father, Luis Angel Pacheco is charged with with injury to a child, but charges are expected to be upgraded.

The child’s father, 27-year-old Luis Angel Pacheco, was initially charged with with injury to a child, but the charges are expected to be upgraded because of the child's passing.

The original charges stem from an incident Monday after EMS personnel responded to a call at a residence in the 16600 block of Gaeldom Drive in west Harris County.

The child was transported and admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

Doctors there alerted the Sheriff’s Office after the injuries on the child were inconsistent with the father’s statement to them. The child had numerous blunt force injuries to his skull and other blunt force injuries on his stomach and groin area.

HCSO investigators responded to the hospital.

Investigators say Pacheco told them he was attempting to change his son’s diaper when child began to cry. He was trying to calm him down by holding him and change the diaper on the infant.

While he was walking from one room to another, he dropped the child on the concrete floor. Pacheco noticed the injury on the child’s head but did not make his wife aware of the injury.

Investigators said the child’s mother was in another part of the home during the incident. After a few hours the child’s breathing became labored and 911 was called.

Pacheco could not explain the other injuries to the child or how they occurred.

He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.


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