HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 2-week-old boy "will die of his injuries," a prosecutor told the court during the father's first appearance on charges he caused horrific blunt force injuries to his son's skull, stomach and groin area.
Luis Pacheco, 27, is facing child abuse charges after he allegedly told sheriff's deputies the newborn was injured when he accidentally dropped the baby on a concrete floor during a diaper change.
Pacheco admitted to not telling his wife what happened, and deputies said he waited a few hours, only calling 911 for help when the baby's breathing became labored.
The baby was rushed to the hospital in grave condition. The doctor told investigators Pacheco's story was not consistent with the injuries.
In court, a prosecutor detailed the baby's prognosis.
"The officer spoke with the doctor, who stated that the complainant is alive at this time, as he's being kept alive on life support," the prosecutor said. "However, he has decreased brain activity. His intestines are not functional and he will die of his injuries."
The judge granted the state's request for a high bond of $250,000. Pacheco also has an ICE detainer. He could face an elevated charge of capital murder if the child dies.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
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Blunt force injuries found on baby's skull, stomach and groin
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