Angelina County judge ordered the two-month-old baby girl who suffered a severe
head injury on March 25 be placed in the custody of friends of the child's
family Monday morning.
child custody hearing was held in Judge Derek Flournoy's County-Court-at-Law
No. 2 courtroom Monday morning.
Pulliam, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services, said that CPS will
maintain temporary managing conservatorship of the child. She said after the baby
girl is released from the hospital, she will be placed with the family friends
while the CPS investigation is ongoing.
Hudson Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding
the baby's severe head injury. Chief Jimmy Casper of the Hudson Police
Department said that the baby's father and grandfather called 911 around 9 a.m.
on the morning of March 25. They said that the baby was having trouble
breathing and had even stopped breathing for a short period.
said it was determined the baby had a small bleed on the brain and was taken by
helicopter from Lufkin Memorial Hospital to Texas Children's Hospital in
Houston Tuesday afternoon.
investigating the causes and extent of the injuries," Casper said in a
previous East Texas News story.