Midland Woman Arrested for Allegedly Beating Her 19-Month-Old Son

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland woman is behind bars after being accused of brutally beating her own 19-month-old son.

Iris Liliana Rodriguez was arrested after Sheriff's investigators got a call from a doctor at Westwood Hospital.

He reported treating a child for a broken arm and bruises on his face and head.

The broken arm looked to be about a week old and the bruises less than a day.

We're told the injuries were severe enough to cause death, if left unattended.

Rodriguez says she's been the child's only caregiver since Sunday, and claims the injuries happened when the boy fell down a flight of stairs a week ago.

She faces charges of attempted capital murder of a child under six, and is being held on a $200,000 bond.

The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.