Previously Deported Illegal Alien in Texas Charged for Death of 3-Month-Old Baby

by J Pelkey
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As reported by Fox News, a 26-year-old illegal alien who had previously been deported is facing charges in connection with the death of a 3-month-old baby.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a distress call from a residence on Needham Road, where they discovered the severely injured baby. Despite medical medical attention, the baby tragically passed away from his/her injuries on April 24.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Melvin Jesus Aquino Enriquez, was charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and assault-family violence involving strangulation.

Aquino Enriquez, who had been living with the baby and its mother, was apprehended by authorities. The MCSO Special Victims Unit, alongside the Texas Child Protective Services and various other agencies, launched an investigation into the events surrounding the injuries that resulted in the baby’s death.

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News release via MCTXSheriff:

On April 14, 2024, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services concerning a severely injured 3-month-old child admitted to a local hospital. The Special Victim’s Unit of the Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with Child Protective Services investigators, promptly initiated a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the child’s injuries.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Melvin Jesus Aquino Enriquez as a suspect who was residing at a home in the 25000 block of Needham Rd, Porter, TX. Enriquez resides at the home with the infant and the mother of the infant. During the investigation, it was discovered that Enriquez had also committed an act of Assault, Family Violence-Strangulation, at which time he was arrested and placed in the Montgomery County Jail.

On April 17, 2024, Special Victim’s Unit Detectives charged Enriquez with Injury to a Child Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Tragically, the young victim succumbed to the injuries on April 21, 2024. The Special Victim’s Unit is currently awaiting autopsy results to further determine the circumstances leading to the untimely and devastating death of the child. Pending these findings, detectives will proceed with pursuing appropriate additional charges.

Enriquez is currently in the Montgomery County Jail on the two charges with a bond of $750,000. Additionally, Enriquez is being held on an ICE hold due to his immigration status. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office extends its gratitude to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Child Protective Services, and Children’s Safe Harbor for their critical roles in this sensitive investigation.

Our office, alongside the community, mourns the tragic loss of this young life. We are committed to ensuring justice is served and are determined to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

An ICE spokesperson told Fox News that Aquino Enriquez is a “previously removed Mexican national” who had illegally re-entered the United States after being deported.

In March of 2020, he was arrested by Harris County, Texas authorities, leading to his being placed in immigration proceedings and subsequently deported back to Mexico in September 2020. Despite this, he illegally re-entered the U.S. and was detained once more in April 2024 following the latest assault charges.

The MCTX District Attorney’s office released a statement:

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