Del Rio man behind bars in child's death

Jose Rodarte charged with injury to a child

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DEL RIO, Texas – A woman's boyfriend is in jail while investigators in Del Rio try to determine how her baby died days before Halloween, police said.

Officers and paramedics were dispatched to the 400 block of Arteaga Street for an unresponsive child. The infant was taken to Val Verde County Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Jose Herrera Rodarte, 21, was arrested on Nov. 1 and charged with injury to a child.

Police said Rodarte is the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

The case remains under investigation as the exact cause of the child’s death has not been determined.

Rodarte remains behind bars in lieu of a $500,000 bail.