Suspect Arrested in Child’s Death at 3303 Wipprecht
December 04, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal beating of a child following an incident at 3303 Wipprecht on November 28.
Felipe Reyna Garcia (H/m, DOB: 7-11-84) is charged with felony murder in the 230th State District Court in the beating of his stepson, Jose Juventino Camarillo, five years of age. Jose suffered trauma to his abdomen and was pronounced dead at LBJ Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant G. Gonzales and Officer J. Sosa reported:
Investigators were called to LBJ Hospital about 11 p.m. on Nov. 28 regarding the death of a young boy. Garcia told investigators that earlier that day, his stepson (Jose) was having stomach pains. When Jose’s mother arrived home from work, she gave Jose some medicine. Later in the evening, Jose’s condition worsened and he was eventually taken to the hospital where he died.
An autopsy revealed Jose died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. Upon learning that, investigators interviewed Garcia who admitted to hitting the child in the stomach. He was arrested at his residence without incident on Wednesday (Dec. 3).