71ºF

Man accused of shaking, injuring 6-month-old son

Rex Hollins, 34, charged with injury to a child

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rex Hollins, 34, has been arrested on a charge of injury to a child in connection with what Kirby police believe is a case of “shaken baby syndrome.”

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that the “unresponsive” baby was transported to Children’s Hospital of San Antonio by Kirby EMS last Wednesday.

Police then spoke with several members of the family and determined that Hollins was the only one with the baby when he was injured, the affidavit stated. It stated that the child’s mother was at work at the time.

Police said Hollins told investigators, at first, that he heard the baby choking and attempted to perform CPR on him. However, according to the affidavit, doctors determined that the child’s injuries were not consistent with that story.

The affidavit stated that the six-month-old suffered retinal hemorrhaging, old and new injuries to his brain, as well as a broken leg and old and new fractures to his ribs.

Police said Hollins later admitted that he shook his son and forcefully placed him into a swing when he wouldn’t stop crying, the affidavit stated.

Hollins was arrested Monday and booked into the Bexar County jail with bond set at $75,000.


About the Author: