HOUSTON- A child was found outside a home while his mother repeatedly beat, stabbed and partially mutilated him on Thursday, Feb. 26, officials said.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a witness that told police they saw a woman striking a child with an object around 1:15 p.m. on the 14900 block of James River Lane, Houston Chronicle reported.
When officers arrived, they saw 23 year-old Jenea Mungia, a past resident of Alice, beating her 4 year-old son in the driveway, a news release stated.
After the officials tackled and arrested the woman, the child was taken by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital, an article by the Houston Cronicle stated.
The article stated prosecutors in court said the child suffered "multiple stab wounds to the torso, contusions to the head from blunt force trauma and his genitals were partially mutilated." Blood was found inside the home where Mungia and her son lived with her parents.
A probable cause hearing was held Friday, but Mungia did not appear in court and she is now being held without bond.
Mungia is facing charges of injury to a child with serious bodily injury, the release stated.
The article states, "A family friend said Mungia, who recently returned to live with her parents in Houston from Alice, Texas, had struggled with postpartum psychosis since her son's birth.
Officials with Harris County Child Protective Services said the family does not appear to have any history with the agency."
According to reports, the child is currently in critical condition.