A little one-year-old boy died over the weekend at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi while being treated for severe trauma.

The mother of the child is 21-year-old Damaris Esquivel. Friday, July 22, her one-year-old child was taken to Laredo Medical center after a family member became aware of the injuries.

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The one-year-old was quickly transferred to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus " due to the extent of the critical state of the child," according to police. 

Because of the extent and circumstances surrounding the boy's injuries, Laredo Police officers were called and Special Investigations Unit detectives opened up a case.

Authorities questioned Esquivel about her son's injuries. She admitted to investigators that she had "shook her child in at least two separate incidents 'out of frustration.'"

A warrant was then sent out and Esquivel was arrested. Tragically, the child passed away from his injuries. “Tragically over the weekend, it was confirmed that the child had passed away. An autopsy will take place and a revaluation of the new circumstances will be presented for possible enhanced criminal charges,” Laredo Police Department stated.


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