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Man arrested, charged with murder in child's death

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Georgetown police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a 2-year-old child. Andrew Ray Jimenez faces one count of Capital Murder.

On August 31, Jimenez, 22, allegedly took the unresponsive victim to the emergency room at St. David's Georgetown Hospital, where hospital staff unsuccessfully tried to revive him. After noticing what they thought were unusual bruising patterns on the child, hospital staff contacted the authorities.

During an interview with Georgetown Police Department detectives, Jimenez claimed after waking up from a nap he found the child lying unresponsive at the bottom of some stairs inside the home. According to police, Jimenez put the child in the bath tub to try to wake him up, and after that did not work he placed him into the bed next to him. After falling asleep, Jimenez told authorities when he woke, the child was not breathing, prompting him to take the child to the emergency room.

An autopsy on the child showed that had extensive bruising around the stomach and abdomen area, and that the injuries were not consistent with Jimenez's account of the events, according to authorities. Medical examiners concluded that the child's death was not an accident.

Georgetown police received a Capital Murder arrest warrant for Jimenez, and booked him into jail. During another interview with authorities, Jimenez allegedly told police he became upset with the child because he was not able to rest, so he hit him repeatedly until he stopped moving.

His bond has been set at one million dollars.

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