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Brownwood mother charged with capital murder in death of her 2-year-old son

Vanessa Nicole Narvaez

A Brownwood woman has been charged with capital murder in the death of her 2-year-old son.

Vanessa Nicole Narvaez, 21, of Brownwood, was booked into the Brown County Jail on Monday night.

Police say they responded to a" medical emergency involving a child" at the Villas Apartments on Highway 377 at about noon on Monday.

The boy was transported to Brownwood Regional Medical Center in critical condition with head injuries.

Police say those injuries were not consistent with information provided by the mother at the scene.

The boy was flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where he died during surgery on Monday evening.

The boy was later identified as Anival Ivan Narvaez.

Vanessa was arrested and charged with Capital Murder of a Person Under 10 Years of Age.

Vanessa is currently being held in the Brown County Jail without bond.

The murder is being investigated by the Brownwood Police Department, the Texas Rangers and Child Protective Services.

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