SAN ANTONIO – The trial for Miguel Gutierrez, who’s accused of the 2017 murder of 11-month-old Xzavier Cortez, began Friday.
Gutierrez was apparently babysitting the boy for his mother, Selena Gabriella Moya.
Cortez was found unresponsive on Nov. 3, 2017, in the 200 block of North San Ignacio.
San Antonio Fire and EMS paramedics testified Friday that they found the boy unresponsive, his eyes glossed over, what looked like bruising over his torso and the words “Thug Life” written on his stomach.
A 911 call was also played to the jury. It’s unclear who the caller was, but nobody in the home knew how to do CPR on the baby. Several attempts were made by the dispatcher to get somebody to administer CPR.
The defense during the opening statements seems to shift the blame for Cortez’s death to his mother. Moya was indicted last year on a charge of child abandonment-risk of bodily injury. Her trial date has not been set.
If found guilty, Gutierrez faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison.