Police have arrested the father of a 5-month-old girl in connection with her death on Wednesday.
Edwin Alexander Andrade Ramos, 26, Arlington, was in the Arlington jail on Monday facing charges of injury to a child and family assault. Total bonds were set at $126,000, jail records show.
Police arrested Andrade Ramos based on their investigation into the death of his 5-month-old daughter, Marjorie Ramos Pena, who was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center on Jan. 28, according to an Arlington Police Department news release.
The infant’s mother told police that when she arrived home from work the baby had refused to eat and was not acting like her usual self, the release said.
Police were told that the infant was unconscious and on her way to the hospital by ground ambulance.
The same day the infant was taken to Cook Children’s, an officer was called to investigate and the infant’s mother, Bessy Sanchez Pena, reported an earlier domestic violence dispute involving Andrade Ramos, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Sanchez Pena told the officer that Andrade Ramos had hit her in the nose with his hand during an argument in August. Sanchez Pena was diagnosed with a broken nose, but later said she lied and that her broken nose was caused accidentally when she was hit with a ball, the affidavit says.
Officers said they investigated the case in October but did not make an arrest until medical records confirmed Sanchez Pena’s injuries on Wednesday. Andrade Ramos was in jail when his daughter died at Cook Children’s, police said.
Police said the infant suffered from multiple fractures and a serious head injury, but the infant’s cause and manner of death had not been listed Monday, the medical examiner’s website showed.
Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752