Kimberly Ann Williams, 19, is charged with injury to a child by omission. Court documents state that on August 22, 2011, police visited Williams' home to check on her baby boy, then two months old. The infant was taken to Texas Children's Hospital, where doctors found he had a life-threatening brain injury, a large skull fracture and numerous bruises. The baby was also found to be malnourished. CPS took custody of the infant.
Hospital staff told police that Williams was reluctant to talk about the baby and seemed disinterested.
Police say Williams gave various accounts for the baby's injuries, but eventually admitted she had left the infant alone with his four-year-old sibling when the injury occurred.
Court documents state that Williams stopped cooperating with CPS and law enforcement after a home visit in August. They say she became homeless and was arrested on a drug charge.
No bond has been set in the case.
When we originally posted this story, we had an incorrect mug shot accompanying it. That incorrect mug shot, which had been supplied to us by the Houston Police Department, showed a person with the same name, but who is not accused in this crime. We've requested and received the correct mug shot, which is now posted here.