On Friday, June 5, 2021 a 4 year old child died from severe injuries to the abdomen at an apartment complex located on the 6500 block of Patti Drive.
The child victim has been identified as 4 year old Knox Longoria. Knox’s 27 year old mother, Bethany Bernal, has been arrested and booked into the Nueces County Jail on Injury to a Child charges. Her bail bond is set at $500,000.
Bernal’s boyfriend Ezekiel Javier Ramirez was also arrested and charged for Murder in connection to Knox’s death. His bond is set at $750,000.
No details on how Knox Longoria’s injuries took place, but Child Protective Service specialized investigators and the detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department worked on the case.
The Crónica talked to Knox’s biological father, A.J. Longoria and he tells us that he lives in San Antonio and was unable to care for his two children due to losing his ability to walk after 11 surgeries and being hospitalized for over 6 months woth complications of COVID-19. The father has created a GoFund Me account: CLICK HERE
Media spokesman, Jonn Lennan, at the Department of Family and Protective Services says they are conducting a joint investigation with Corpus Christi Police Department.
This is a developing story and we will provide further details when it comes in.