Illegal Immigrant Charged in 3-Month-Old’s Death

( – Texas authorities have arrested and charged an illegal immigrant in connection with the death of a 3-month-old baby.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced that Melvin Jesus Aquino Enriquez, 26, from Porter, is facing charges for injury to a child and assault-family violence.

On April 14, authorities responded to reports of an injured child at a residence on Needham Road in Porter, where Enriquez was staying. They initiated a thorough investigation into the child’s injuries, which led to his arrest. The baby was hospitalized but succumbed to the injuries on April 21.

Investigators believe Enriquez strangled the infant during an incident of family violence. Following the baby’s death, the Special Victims Unit is awaiting autopsy results to determine if additional charges are warranted.

Enriquez is currently detained on a $750,000 bond. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a detainer on him due to his immigration status.

An ICE spokesperson told Fox News Digital that Aquino Enriquez, a previously deported Mexican national, had re-entered the U.S. illegally. In 2020, he was arrested for criminal trespass and subsequently deported. He re-entered the U.S. on an unknown date and location.

On April 14, 2024, after allegedly assaulting a woman and her infant child, Enriquez was detained, and an immigration detainer was placed on him again. The investigation revealed Enriquez lived at the home with the baby and the baby’s mother. His exact relationship to them remains unclear.

On April 17, Enriquez was formally charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

The sheriff’s office, alongside the community, mourns the tragic loss of this young life. They remain committed to ensuring justice and preventing such incidents in the future.

Enriquez’s illegal re-entry and the violent crime have raised concerns about border security and enforcement.

Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death, and more charges may follow based on the autopsy findings. Enriquez remains in custody, facing both criminal charges and potential deportation once again.

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