Badly beaten infant gives up her fight at Hospital Nacional de Niños

The 3-month-old girl who was beaten badly in her home has died. The Patronato Nacional de Infancia identified the girl as  Videl Esquivel Cubillo. The Judicial Investigating Organization reported Sunday that the child suffered a fractured skull and broken bones in the legs and arms.

The mother took the child for medical care Saturday, and the baby ended up in the Hospital Nacional de Niños.

At the time, physicans said they were pessimistic about her chances. Death came Wednesday night, said agents. Agents have detained the father, identified by the Patonato as Ronald Jacob Esquivel Rojas. The mother is being held also.

The two older children at home have been turned over to their biological father, said the Patronato.

The beating or beatings are believed to have taken place in the family home in  Los Filtros de Alajuelita.

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