The mother of a girl in San Antonio suffered from skull fracturing when her daughter allegedly beat her in the head with a crucifix on Sunday.
On October 27, 25-year-old Christian Lydia Martinez had reportedly left home early in the day. During the time that she was out, Martinez allegedly imbibed some alcoholic beverages before going back to the residence later in the afternoon.
Martinez’s mother was home when her daughter came in, and the two allegedly started to argue with each other.
In her alleged state of anger, Martinez reportedly grabbed a 10-inch crucifix that was hanging on the wall of the home and removed it from the spot that it was affixed. The woman held the crucifix in her hand as the verbal and heated disagreement between herself and her mother escalated to the point that she allegedly used it to strike the 45-year-old woman in the head.
Martinez reportedly beat her mother on the top of the head with the crucifix severely enough to cause injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
When the authorities arrived, Martinez’s mother was sent to a nearby hospital where she was reported as being diagnosed with a skull fracture that she purportedly obtained from the impact of the heavy, wooden cross.
Before the police arrived Martinez left the home, but they located her a short time later and placed her under arrest for the accusations of the assault.
She was booked into the Bexar County Adult Detention Center, and Martinez is facing a felony charge of first-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to jail records, she is being held a $30,000 bond.
The alleged victim was reported as stable and healing from her injuries.
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