Babysitter charged in toddler's death

Published On: Feb 04 2014 11:35:07 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 04 2014 12:20:46 PM CST
HOUSTON -

A woman has been charged with murder in the death of a toddler.

Authorities say 15-month-old Kevin Iraheta died at Memorial Hermann Hospital on Nov. 16.

Houston police said Irma Perez, 30, was babysitting Iraheta the day before he died.

Investigators said Perez told police the child fell off a counter and hit his head at her home.

Following an autopsy, authorities ruled the baby's death a homicide due to shaking or striking.

Police said after investigating the boy's death, Perez was arrested on Monday and charged with murder.