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Posted on: April 3, 2019

4/3/2019 - Three indicted on charges related to infant's death

A Bexar County grand jury indicted three people for their alleged roles in the death of baby King Jay Davila and concealing of evidence of the crime.

Christopher Davila is charged with Injury to a Child causing Serious Bodily Injury. The indictment alleges that on January 3, 2019, Davila had assumed care, custody and control of the child when he struck the baby with an unknown object, struck the baby against an unknown object or by an unknown manner and that Davila failed to seek medical treatment for the baby, causing the infant’s death. This offense is a first degree felony. If convicted, Davila faces from 5 to 99 years or life in prison.

Davila, his cousin Angie Torres and Davila’s mother Beatrice Sampayo, are charged with Tampering with Evidence. The indictment alleges that on January 4, 2019, the three concealed the baby’s car seat knowing an investigation was underway to find King Jay Davila, who had been reported missing. This offense is a third degree felony. If convicted, the punishment range is 2 to 10 years in prison.

Davila is also charged with Tampering with Evidence by concealing a human corpse. The indictment alleges that on January 4, 2019, Davila knew a missing person investigation was in progress and intentionally concealed the baby’s corpse with the intent to impair its verity, legibility and availability as evidence in the investigation. This offense is a second degree felony. If convicted, Davila faces 2 to 20 years in prison.

Davila is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment alleges that on January 10, 2019, was in possession of a firearm inside a motor vehicle. This offense is a third degree felony. If convicted, Davila faces 2 to 10 years in prison.

Davila is also charged with possession of a controlled substance. The indictment alleges that on January 10, 2019, Davila was in possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of a controlled substance. This offense is a second degree felony. If convicted, Davila faces 2 to 20 years in prison.

The defendants are all awaiting arraignment on these charges in the 227th District Court.

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