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      Toddler recovering; parents still in custody

      A 16-month-old toddler, who was taken to the Hereford Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, is now off a respirator and eating on his own, according to the Hereford Brand. On Friday, the little boy's condition was upgraded to stable.

      The child, was transported via helicopter to a children's hospital in Lubbock on February, 10. The toddler had severe injuries, including a fractured skull,broken leg, and lacerated liver the injuries are believed to have been caused by severe beatings, according to police reports.

      The boy's father, 22-year-old Salvador Gonzales Jr., remains in custody in the Deaf Smith County jail on a $50,000 bond and faces a felony charge of injury to a child.

      The mother, 19-year-old Angelica Porras, is also in custody on a no-bond hold for violation of parole from a previous forgery conviction.

      According to police reports, Gonzales, has acknowledged his role in the child's injuries. The father, had originally told police that his son was beaten by unknown assailants who "jumped" him as he was walking down the street carrying the child.

      A search of the family home uncovered evidence of marijuana use as well as items, such as a black leather belt, police believe was used to hurt the child.

      Previously Posted:

      A ccording to the Hereford Brand 19-year-old Angelica Porras is in custody at the Deaf Smith County jail for violation of probation. Porras is the mother of a 16-month-old baby, who is currently in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital with life-threatening injuries. Porras, could face additional charges related to both the Wednesday beating of her child and other earlier injuries to the baby.

      The little boy's father, 22-year-old Salvador Gonzales is also in the Deaf Smith County jail on a felony charge of injury to a child, with bond set at $50,000.

      The baby is now in protective custody of Child Protective Services.

      According to police reports, shortly before noon on Wednesday, the toddler was taken to Hereford Regional Medical Center, "covered with bruises from head to foot." The report also indicated there were older bruises as well. Hereford police were immediately notified of the boy's injuries, and the toddler was flown by helicopter to Lubbock.

      19-year-old Angelica Porras is in custody at the Deaf Smith County jail for violation of probation. Porras is the mother of a 16-month-old baby, who is currently in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital with life-threatening injuries. Porras, could face additional charges related to both the Wednesday beating of her child and other earlier injuries to the baby.

      The little boy's father, 22-year-old Salvador Gonzales is also in the Deaf Smith County jail on a felony charge of injury to a child, with bond set at $50,000.

      The baby is now in protective custody of Child Protective Services.

      According to police reports, shortly before noon on Wednesday, the toddler was taken to Hereford Regional Medical Center, "covered with bruises from head to foot." The report also indicated there were older bruises as well. Hereford police were immediately notified of the boy's injuries, and the toddler was flown by helicopter to Lubbock.

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