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Mother of one-year-old arrested on warrant for injury to a child by omission

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 15:21:01-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE 2:09 p.m. 6/10/21 - The mother of a one-year-old who was found unresponsive and later died was arrested on a warrant for injury to a child by omission.

23-year-old Briana Garcia. was arrested on June 9. KRIS 6 news learned the reason for the arrest Thursday.

Garcia was interviewed by investigators and was later transported to the City Detention Center for processing. Her bond is set at $500,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and a developing story.

Information that is relevant to this case should be reported to the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600. Anonymous tips should be provided to Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submitted online.

ORIGINAL STORY 6/9/21 - The mother of a one-year-old little girl, who was found unresponsive and passed away, was taken into custody.

23-year-old Briana Garcia was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with Injury to a child, elderly, or disabled person. Her bond was set at $500,000.

On Monday, May 10, 2021, one-year-old Jessell Lopez was found unconscious in an apartment unit at the Latitude Apartments on Weber and Saratoga.

Paramedics had to perform CPR on her to help resuscitate her and then rushed her to the hospital.

Later that day Jessell's mother's boyfriend, Mark Anthony Hernandez, 31, was arrested and charged with Injury to a Child.

His charges where officially upgraded later to Capital Murder and a bond was set at $1 million.

According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, Jessell's death was not accidental.