HOUSTON (March 15, 2014) Elisena Carmona, 32, was in the Harris County Jail Saturday, charged in the beating death of her boyfriend’s 4-year-old daughter.
Carmona was held in lieu of $120,000 bond charged with murder and injury to a child, online records showed.
The girl, Lillian Fortner, was dead on arrival Tuesday at a hospital.
Autopsy results showed that the child suffered a puncture to her small intestine, likely from blunt force trauma, as well as bruises.
Investigators say Carmona initially said the girl fell and hit her head a few days earlier, but later said she had been frustrated with the child and hit her.
She was arrested on Friday.