Mother of 1 year old child murdered at Latitude Apartments arrested

The mother, Briana Cristine Garcia, of 1 year old Jesselle Lopez who passed away from abuse injuries by her boyfriend, 31 year old Mark Anthony Hernandez, at the Latitude Apartments on Weber Road on May 12, 2021 has been arrested in connection to the homicide while working at her job today.

Briana Cristine Garcia arrested for Injury to a Child in connection to daughters death on May 12, 2021. She is currently in jail with $500,000 bail bond.

Jesselle Lopez was found unresponsive at the Latitude Apartments on Monday, May 12 around 3 p.m. by police and paramedics. Jasselle was rushed to a hospital where her heart stopped and she was placed on life support in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

1 year old Jesselle Lopez

1 year old Jesselle Lopez, who sustained severe injuries from her mothers boyfriend has passed away at Driscoll Children’s Hospital at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday after being on life support for more than 48 hours.

31 year old Mark Anthony Hernandez

Criminal charges were upgraded to Capital Murder for the mothers boyfriend Mark Anthony Hernandez who awaits trial in the Nueces County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond. Briana Cristine Garcia is currently in the Nueces County Jail on a $500,000 bail bond as well.

This is a developing story, we will provide you with updates as more information comes in.