Man arrested in beating of infant son was also suspect in 2012 baby death

Terrence Harper released on bond less than 24 hours after arrest, records show

SAN ANTONIO – A man charged with beating his 4-month-old son on Thursday, leaving him with a brain bleed, bruising and a possible skull fracture, was also considered a suspect in the death of an infant in 2012.

Terrence Harper was suspected of having played a role in the 2012 death of an infant.

According to summary of the 2012 police report, police were called to the emergency room on March 4, 2012 for an assault. Police said medical staff advised them that the child, also 4 months old, had head injuries and bruising on his body.

The child's mother and boyfriend were questioned at San Antonio Police Department Headquarters and the mother's home was processed for evidence. The baby died March 5.

While the case was investigated, the death was ultimately considered accidental and charges were never brought forward, an arrest warrant for the 2018 incident said.

Officials with the San Antonio Police Department said Wednesday they would present the 2012 case to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office and "hope that anyone with new information will come forward."

Whether the 2012 case is reopened is up to the district attorney's office. A request for comment regarding the case was not immediately returned.

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