A Pharr man has been indicted on a charge of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend’s baby last fall. 36-year-old Ubence Ruben Hernandez is accused of beating the 1-year-old boy at his girlfriend’s home in Donna.
Police began investigating September 22nd last year after they were called to Valley Baptist Micro Hospital in Weslaco about a baby who had suffered a fractured spine.
Hernandez was arrested about 2 weeks later. The capital murder charge carries the possibility of a death sentence if Hernandez is convicted.