A man who allegedly beat a young boy to death, and the mother who allegedly turned a blind eye now face formal charges.
A grand jury in Bexar County, Texas, indicted Daniel Garcia, 27, for murder because he allegedly killed Domenic Aguilar-Acevedo, 5. The boy’s mother Nickolle Cristina Aguilar, 25, was also charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily harm by omission, online records show.
As previously reported, the couple allegedly buried the child’s body in Colorado, and they went down to Costa Rica. Aguilar’s mother asked about the child, and Agular revealed what happened, authorities said. Her mother called officials in San Antonio, Texas, authorities said.
According to investigators, Aguilar said that Garcia struck Domenic, slamming him into a wall. The young child began vomiting what investigators described as a dark substance, and he died on that day on July 25.
But Aguilar allegedly did not step forward with the truth at the time because “she was too eager to be in a relationship.” Also, she allegedly said they did not report the child’s death after she and Garcia discussed losing custody of their other kids.
Mugshots have been released for Daniel Garcia and Nickolle Aguilar, charged in the death of Aguilar’s 5 year old son Domenic. One of the worst child abuse cases in San Antonio in recent memory. https://t.co/3hHKra59nW pic.twitter.com/25jZ98RH9i
— Dillon Collier (@dilloncollier) August 29, 2021
Investigators said that they found the young child in a ravine after checking the couple’s Colorado campsite on August 25.
[Booking photos of Daniel Garcia via Miami-Dade County, and Nickolle Aguilar via Palm Beach County]
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