Fulton baby dies, father arrested for child abuse

FULTON, TEXAS (KRIS) - A baby girl died Thursday at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Authorities say she is victim of a fatal case of child abuse Wednesday night in Fulton.

There are few answers from police as to how or why it happened.

According to her mother's Facebook page, the baby's name is Laylah Garcia, and she was born barely two months ago.

Photos from Ashley Garcia's Facebook page show what appeared to be a happy family at times.

But Thursday morning, the child's father, Michael Anthony Garcia, was arrested for Injury To A Child.

Around 10pm Wednesday, Halo Flight took Layla to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Hours later, her mother posted, "Brain damage broken ribs n her liver is a mess jus kuz she didn't stop cryin... y god y does this happen to me plz lord I'm losin my daughtrr slowly they r doin more work on her dr said he don't think she's gunna pull through this one but he is tryin to save her."

Thursday after, Ashley posted this, "R.I.P to my beautiful bby girl Laylah god didn't have to take u but he did n no one knws y jus that he wanted another angel I love u so much baby girl"

The charge against Garcia is expected to be upgraded, following the baby's death.

CPS is also involved in the case, but can't confirm yet whether there was any history of abuse in the family.

A spokesman did encourage anyone who thinks they are out of options when dealing with their children to seek help through the Help And Hope organization.

Click here for more information: http://www.helpandhope.org/index.html

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