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.

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