Texas woman indicted for abuse of infant; boy had 31 fractures, injuries

Leeellen Rios. (Jail photo)
Leeellen Rios. (Jail photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 10, 2019 at 4:26 PM CDT
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A Killeen woman who admitted she abused her 6-week-old son after the infant was found to have 31 fractures and injuries was named in an indictment Wednesday charging injury to a child.

Leeellen Rios, 23, told police she squeezed her baby tightly with her arms, pulling him by the arms and legs and placing her body weight on the baby’s extremities, an arrest warrant affidavit says.

She was arrested after a Killeen officer was sent to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple on Feb. 5 after a nurse reported the infant’s injuries.

The nurse told the officer the baby had 31 documented fractures and injuries to his body, the affidavit says.

Rios admitted to police she lived in a home with her husband’s parents and two siblings.

The baby’s grandfather he told police that Rios was the only person who was ever alone with the child, the affidavit says.

When confronted by authorities, police said, Rios, who’s 5-foot-4 and weighs 100 pounds, admitted to being the only person who hurt the baby and that she “needed help,” the affidavit says.

She was jailed in lieu of $200,000 bond, but her name no longer appears on the Bell County Jail’s online roster.

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