Baby's hot car death under investigation in Brownsville

by Action 4 News Staff

Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-month-old baby who was reportedly found inside a hot car in Brownsville.

It all happened on Lynx Drive in the Southmost area of Brownsville late Thursday afternoon.

According to intial witness reports, the child was left inside a hot car.

Brwonsville police told Action 4 News the the baby's parents called 911 to say their child was unresponsive.

Paramedics rushed the baby to a local hospital where the child was pronounced dead.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time but police said the case remains under investigation.

Mother arraigned after child’s heat-related death

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015 9:43 pm
By Christina R. Garza | Staff Writer

A Brownsville mother charged after her baby boy died in hot car last September pleaded not guilty Monday morning in the 445th state District Court.

Erica Muñoz, 27, is charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide after authorities alleged she left her infant son, Jaziel Acre Muñoz, in her car on Sept. 11, 2014.

On that day, police officers arrived at the 6100 block of Lynx Drive to respond to an emergency medical call about an unresponsive baby. The infant was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Muñoz was released on a $10,000 bond.

Announcements in the case are set for Aug. 27, and a trial is slated for Sep. 8, court records show.