A man from Weslaco goes before a judge today to answer to two charges injury to a child and capital murder.

According to Hidalgo County officials twenty-seven-year-old Armando Muniz admitted to repeatedly hitting his girlfriend’s 14 month old in a home on the 1600 block of North mile 15.

Last Friday authorities drove to Knapp Medical Center after receiving a report that a child did not respond to Medical Care. Police say the mother’s argument was that her son had fallen off of a trampoline and hurt himself, but in text messages to family, she confessed that her boyfriend had beaten the baby on several occasions causing severe damage to his ribs and internal bleeding.

Although he was taken to another hospital he did not survive the suspect who has previous domestic violence charges against him could face the death penalty.