Houston Police Department
Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Incident at 850 Harvest Time

February 4, 2014 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a baby boy following an incident at 850 Harvest Time about 9 p.m. on November 15, 2012.

The suspect, Irma Perez (H/f, DOB: 1-3-84), is charged with murder in the 248th State District Court for her role in the death of Kevin Iraheta, 15 months, of Houston.

A photo of suspect Perez is attached to this news release.

suspect Irma Perez

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.A. Holbrook, Senior Police Officer M. Chaney and Officer J. Rexroad reported:

Officers were called to Memorial Hermann Hospital regarding a baby with severe head trauma. Investigators with the Juvenile Division Physical Abuse Unit conducted initial interviews with the child's babysitter (Perez). The baby died the following day, November 16, and the case was transferred to the Homicide Division. Perez told investigators the child fell off a counter and struck his head at her (Perez's) residence at the above address.

An autopsy ruled the infant's death a homicide, due to shaking or striking of the baby.

On January 29, Perez was charged and subsequently arrested without incident at her residence on Monday (Feb. 3).

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