HUNT COUNTY, TX (KLTV/AP) – Two caregivers have been accused of killing a 2-year-old boy whose battered body was found in a car in Hunt County.
The Hunt County Sheriff's Office says capital murder charges were filed Tuesday against 23-year-old Arturo Vega and 22-year-old Gabriela Ortiz, both of Campbell. Bond for both has been set at $ 2 million.
Capt. Lana Adams says Vega and Ortiz, who's a cousin to the victim, face arraignment and did not yet have attorneys.
The body of Brandon Herrera was located following a 911 call, allegedly from Vega and Ortiz, to say the boy stopped breathing Sunday as they drove him to a hospital.
Investigators say the toddler suffered blunt force trauma and apparently had been dead for some time. No information was released on a possible motive.
During the course of the investigation Monday afternoon, both parents individually as well as several family members contacted the Sheriff's Office and were interviewed.