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Brownwood mom charged with baby's murder admitted slamming him against floor twice

Vanessa Nicole Narvaez (Brown County Jail)

The Brownwood mother accused of killing her 2-year-old baby admitted slamming him against the floor.

Vanessa Narvaez was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with murder.

According to court documents, Vanessa told Texas Rangers that "she picked Anival up and slammed him down on the floor not once but twice."

Rangers then took her to the family's home where she re-enacted the murder for them.

The baby's father, Daniel, told police that he was out getting lunch when the murder happened.

He said Anival was unconscious when he came home.

Daniel said Vanessa told him that Anival climbed on the dresser and fell off.

But an ER doctor said the injury the baby suffered was not possible "unless someone hit Anival halfway down with a baseball bat."

The doctor said he has treated children kicked in the head by a horse that did not sustain this severe of a skull fracture.

Vanessa called 911 at 11:51 a.m. and said "Daniel" before the call was disconnected.

She waited 12 minutes to call back.

Anival was taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

The hospital said the injury was consistent with shaken baby.

Anival was transferred to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. He died at 6:03 p.m. during surgery

Police believe the couple's 3-year-old boy witnessed the murder.

During an interview, he said Vanessa would also choke Daniel.

Child Protective Services said Anival's two bothers were "very dirty."

The 3-year-old had some abrasions and bruising.

After the murder, CPS took custody of the kids because of "extreme concerns" that Daniel could not protect the kids.

According to court documents, CPS investigated three different complaints about the parents.

Two of the cases were dismissed.

But in December 2016, CPS took custody of the kids for 10-months because the parents could not provide a reasonable explanation for Anival's broken arm. He was just 4 months old at the time

They got custody back in October 2017.

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