SAN ANTONIO -

A West Side couple is in jail, facing charges of injury to a child, in connection with what San Antonio police describe as the beating of a 4-year-old girl.

Police said the child was brought to Christus Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital late Monday night, suffering from head trauma.

She was then flown by helicopter to University Hospital for additional treatment. 

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, the girl’s 20-year-old mother and her 23-year-old boyfriend were arrested and charged with injury to a child. Police have not released any names. 

As they walked past TV cameras at police headquarters, the mother declared her innocence, telling reporters that they “don’t know the whole story.”

Police said due to the severity of the child’s injuries, the couple may face more serious charges.

Couple accused of beating girl