A Killeen man, Richard Howard Jenkins, 32, was arraigned Monday on the charge of intentional injury to a child with serious bodily injury or mental defect.

On Feb. 27, 2019, the Killeen Police Department went to the 400 block of S. 40th Street in Killeen for a welfare concern, according to the affidavit.

The nature of the call was a cardiac report involving a 3-month-old child. Paramedics took the victim to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy was ordered, according to the affidavit.

The officer witnessed the autopsy, which discovered that the victim had a fractured skull and subdural hematoma.

In an interview, Jenkins admitted to striking the victim during an argument with the victim’s mother, according to the affidavit.

Jenkins’ bail was set at $500,000 by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

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