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Mother arrested after taking severely injured child to police station for help

By Mason White 2:02 PM September 26, 2017
Jessica Briones
Jessica Briones
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A mother in Texas, was arrested over the death of her daughter after she walked into a police station with the child.

The mother who took her unresponsive daughter to a San Antonio police station, has been charged with her death.

34-year-old Jessica Briones faces a charge of intentional injury to a child.

According to a police report, the mother told investigators that her daughter, 4-year-old Olivia Briones, did not wake up at her usual time that morning.

At noon, she heard Olivia vomit so she went to check on her. Jessica said that she wanted to take her daughter to the doctor, but when the child stopped breathing, she took her to a nearby police substation for help.

Olivia was taken to the University Hospital for treatment, and she died.

During the investigation, Jessica told detectives that Olivia fell and hit her head. Jessica also claimed that she accidentally closed a door on Olivia’s arm, which caused bruising.

An autopsy revealed that the child suffered injuries, which were in various states of healing, including at least eight scars on the girl’s scalp, her wrist, arm and ankle.