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Posted on: January 30, 2018

1/30/2018 - Defendant Sentenced to 20 Years for Injuring 9-week-old


San Antonio, Texas, January 30, 2018: Yesterday, a Bexar County Jury in the 175th District Court sentenced Sierra Fisher, age 22, to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Last Friday, jurors found her guilty of a 2014 Injury to Child – Serious Bodily Injury case that left her child with 13 total fractures.


On January 26th, 2014, the 9-week-old infant was taken to the emergency room by Sierra Fisher and her boyfriend/co-defendant, whose case is still pending. The victim had bruising on his face; scratches to his face and back; an acute spiral fracture to his left arm; and healing rib and leg fractures.  The infant had a total of 13 fractures which were non-accidental in nature. The bruising was determined to be intentional because the child was too young to crawl or move on his own. Fisher was charged with commission for causing the injuries, omission for allowing her boyfriend to inflict the injuries, and omission for failing to seek medical treatment for the victim. Fisher and her boyfriend were the exclusive care givers for the victim with the exception of the biological father who had some visitation but not recent enough to have inflicted the acute arm fracture. 


"Child abuse is one of the most disgusting acts out there and it is something that I will not tolerate,” said District Attorney Nico LaHood. “Our children are precious gifts from the Lord and we must protect them, anyone who harms children will be held accountable by our Office.”


During sentencing, prosecutors asked the jury to send a message to the Bexar County community on how we feel about child abuse, asking the jury to start at 20 years and go up or down from there. 


Assistant District Attorneys Anna Scott and Brandon Ramsey from the District Attorney’s Special Crimes Division prosecuted the case against Fisher in the 175th District Court. 


Injury to Child-Intentionally/Knowingly causing Serious Bodily Injury is a first degree felony punishable by 5-99 years and up to a $10,000 dollar fine. 


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