Man arrested after 4-month-old twins found with fractured skull, rib

Man arrested after 4-month-old twins found with fractured skull, rib



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SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) — A man was arrested after his twin 4-month-old boys were found with serious injuries, including a fractured skull that left one child in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.

Javier Leyva, 21, was arrested on a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Officers were dispatched Sunday to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio downtown for a report of an injury to a child.

A 4-month-old child had suffered a fractured skull and other injuries, and was recovering in the intensive care unit, according to police.

Leyva, along with the child’s mom were interviewed by police at SAPD headquarters. Leyva told officers that he threw the child in the air and did not catch him, causing him to fall on the ground.

During the investigation, the police also learned that the boy’s twin brother had suffered a broken rib that may have happened at a different time. He was placed with a relative by Child Protective Services.

Booking records with the Bexar County Jail show Leyva was booked late Sunday night. His bond is set at $500,000.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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