The three-month-old boy taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Alice with severe injuries died Sunday evening, sheriff officials confirmed Monday morning.
The father, Mark Anthony Guerra, 26, was arrested last week. On Monday his charges were escalated to capital murder of a person under 6.
The baby was severely beaten and sustained broken ribs and trauma to the head. He was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. Sunday.
Capt. Brandon Torres with the Sheriff's Department said Catina Perez, 19, received a call around 6 a.m. Thursday while she was at work from the child's father, Mark Anthony Guerra, that the baby was unresponsive. The father and baby were at 156 County Road 470.
The child was taken to the local hospital where he was transported to Driscoll's Children's Hospital.
The baby's organs are being donated.