SAN ANTONIO – A woman is behind bars after doctors at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio reported her for suspected child abuse, according to San Antonio police.
Kristina Vestal was arrested Saturday after a young girl was evaluated at the hospital for multiple injuries to her head, face and body, officials said.
The reporting person indicated that they received a text message from Vestal, claiming the girl’s injuries resulted from her falling off of a couch.
However, upon further evaluation, doctors did not believe her injuries were consistent with Vestal’s story and they notified police.
Vestal is facing a charge of felony injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, a third-degree felony.
Her bond is set at $15,000, according to court records.
Further details are limited at this time. We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.