Father charged after 1-month-old baby found dead with injuries at west Houston motel, HPD says

Jamal Edward Robertson, 33, is charged with injury to a child-serious bodily injury (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – Charges have been filed against a man after his 1-month-old baby was found dead Tuesday at a west Houston motel, according to the Houston Police Department.

The child’s father, Jamal Edward Robertson, 33, has been charged with injury to a child-serious bodily injury.

Officers responded to an urgent call at the motel located at 15101 Katy Freeway around 3:30 p.m.

The baby boy was transported to the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus where he was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, Houston police Lt. Larry Crowson said the infant’s death was suspicious and that the parents were being uncooperative. Police said injuries were also found on the child. Robertson was detained and subsequently charged in the incident.

The cause of death of the baby boy is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The investigation is continuing with additional charges possible.


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