Lubbock Woman Arrested After Injuring a Small Child
More details have been released about a Lubbock woman accused of abusing two children. The Lubbock Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of North Avenue Q on November 6 after reports of a disturbance in a home after some apparent crying.
KAMC news reports that the police entered the home and found a toddler and another child under 10 years old in the residence where a window had been broken. The eldest child spoke with police and told them that 26-year-old Amaree Esparza had broken the window and handed the children a knife. That same child also told police that Esparza had gotten physical with them and stepped one of their legs while pulling it back until a pop could be heard.
This instance of abuse did leave visible markings on the child's leg as well as pain and distress from the incident. Esparza was arrested that next day on November 7 and charged for placing both children in danger of serious bodily injury. Some of those charges do include two separate charges of Abandoning/Endangering a Child in Imminent Danger, Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled Person with Intent of Bodily Injury, Evading Arrest Detention, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, No Liability Insurance, Failure to Identify Fugitive with Intent to Give False Information, and Failure to Display Driver's License.
As per the publishing of this article, Esparza remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a combined bond total of $37,000. If convicted Esparza could face a minimum of up to 10 years in prison along with a very hefty fine. There is currently no update on if the children were placed with other family or a state agency.
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