Mother accused of taking son to Juarez after alleged deadly fall was granted bond

Mug of Kinari Yaksi Munoz, facing charges for injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury.

The mother charged with injury to a child after taking her son to Juarez when he suffered serious injuries from a fall has been granted bond.

Court records show that Kinari Yaksi Munoz, 20, paid $50,000 of her $250,000 bond in cash and a personal recognizance bond was used for the rest.

As part of her bond agreement, Munoz can only have supervised visits with her kids and cannot be left alone with them. She is not allowed to leave El Paso or travel to Mexico and must abide by a curfew.

The mother told detectives that she left 10-month-old Alexander Mateo Sanchez in a car seat on top of the stairs.

According to the police report, she went to take a shower and heard a loud thump.

Munoz got out of the shower to find her son at the bottom of the stairs with her car seat on top of him. The baby was bleeding from the mouth and had a bump on his head, the report said. Munoz was scared that her children would be taken away and walked the boy across the bridge into Juarez to seek medical care.

When they arrived at a Juarez hospital, Alexander was dead, the report states. The U.S. Consulate in Juarez notified American authorities about the incident. The mother was charged with injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury.

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