Woman fatally beaten while holding child; man arrested, court document says

Alfred Alvarez, 30, indicted by grand jury

SAN ANTONIO – A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday beating death of a 26-year-old woman while she was holding a child, court documents said.

Police arrested Alfred Alvarez on Sunday night, a few days after he was indicted on a murder charge by a Bexar County grand jury.

According to the indictment and a police report, Alvarez beat Melissa Simpson with his hands on April 1 at a home in the 300 block of Angela Street.

The indictment stated that Alvarez didn't take the child to a designated emergency infant care provider.

It's not known how young the child was, but the indictment stated that it was younger than 15.

Simpson's mother, Delma Sanchez, sent KSAT 12 News pictures of her Simpson and her young children. Too distraught to talk, Sanchez said it was just too soon and that she has "no words" regarding Alvarez's arrest.

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