Trial set to begin for man accused of beating death

Timothy Morales has been charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.

August 31, 2010 3:12:24 PM PDT
Opening statements begin today in the trial of a Fort Bend County man accused in his stepdaughter's beating death. Timothy Morales is charged with injury to a child. His stepdaughter was rushed to Oak Bend Hospital from a pediatrician's office when she fell ill last year. Doctors initially thought she was in toxic shock and suffering from appendicitis. She died a short time later.

An autopsy determined she died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen area.