Two woman accused of aiding in the attempted cover-up of an 8-month-old boy’s death in San Antonio last week have been assaulted by inmates inside the Bexar County jail, authorities have confirmed.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that Angie Torres, 45, was assaulted on Jan. 9 by three inmates while in the bathroom of the general population unit, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
And grandmother Beatrice Sampayo, who allegedly staged an incident to hide the death of King Jay Davila reportedly was spat upon by another prisoner inside the Bexar County Jail.
Torres, who was initially arrested on Jan. 7, and charged with aggravated robbery in another case. The Express-News reports that when she was arrested, police said she was the woman seen in the security camera footage taking a vehicle that was reportedly carrying King Jay Davila, who was reported abducted Jan. 4.
Police later said that King Jay was not inside the vehicle. They also said his father, Christopher Davila, Sampayo and Torres, Davila’s cousin, staged the incident to hide the infant’s death the day before.
Torres was offered the opportunity to go into protective custody when she was first jailed. She was then moved to the protective unit after the jail attack.
The Express-News reports that three persons were involved in Torres’ attack in jail. They were under emergency management intensive supervision and relocated to lockdown after the attack, authorities told the Express-News. The sheriff’s office did not comment on the extent of Torres’ injuries.
In a separate incident on Jan. 11, a female inmate admitted to spitting on the 65-year-old Sampayo as they passed one another inside the jail.
Sampayo was being escorted from her cell in the infirmary, where she was being treated because of an earlier medical condition. Sampayo told investigators she did not want to press charges about the spitting incident.
Both Torres and Sampayo are being held on charges of tampering with evidence in relation to King Jay’s case.
Davila remains in protective custody at the jail with bail set at $1.2 million. Among his charges include injury to a child causing serious bodily injury by omission, a felon in possession of a firearm, drug possession and tampering with evidence.