Hays County woman charged with killing 5-year-old daughter
KYLE, Texas (AP) - A 24-year-old Central Texas woman is charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter.
Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler says Giovanna Hernandez was "mutilated" in the stabbing attack at a trailer home in Kyle, about 20 miles south of Austin.
Krystle Villanueva is jailed under $1.1 million bond.
She also is charged with aggravated assault for the stabbing of her 58-year-old father-in-law, Eustorgio Arellano-Uresti.
Authorities say the child was killed during or before an altercation involving Villanueva and him. He called police.