TRAVIS COUNTY, TX (CBS 4 News) – A Pflugerville man is accused of inflicting the injuries that led to his 2-year-old son’s death last week.
According to the arrest affidavit, Raymundo Silva-Salas, 23, is charged with injury to a child (serious bodily injury), a first degree felony.
Court documents say on Wednesday, May 24, emergency responders went to a home in the 15000 block of Hyson Crossing for a call of a child not breathing. EMS performed CPR on the boy — identified as Logan Silva — and he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day.
Investigators say the child’s caretaker had left him with his father to go to HEB. He later called her while she was at the store and told her the boy was coughing and choking. She headed back home and called 911 while on the way.
The affidavit says Silva told officers that he had placed Logan on his back on a couch next to an aerosol can of flying insect killer — but he didn’t know if his son had ingested any of the spray.
Medical personnel told detectives that Logan’s injuries were consistent with being shaken and had a subdural hematoma. When Silva was interviewed again he said he saw Logan run towards him from the kitchen, breathing hard, then fainting. That’s when he took him to the couch and called the child’s caretaker.
According to court documents, a scan of Logan’s brain showed a fresh subdural hemorrhage to the left side of his head. He also had visible bruises to both sides of his abdomen — and the locations of the bruises are not consistent with being accidental.
Because of the apparent immediate onset of the injuries to Logan while alone with Silva, investigators believe he intentionally caused those injuries, according to the affidavit.
Online jail records show Silva is also subject to an immigration detainer.