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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Kickapoo Man to Serve 20 Years in Federal Prison for Severely Injuring Infant

DEL RIO, Texas – An Eagle Pass man was sentenced last week in federal court in Del Rio to 20 years in prison for causing serious bodily injury to a baby.

According to court documents, Connor Flores Jimenez, 28, of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Reservation near Eagle Pass severely injured his two-month-old baby in April 2019.  Medical experts determined the infant sustained two fractures to the skull; brain swelling; fractures in both femurs; and a broken rib.  Jimenez also choked his wife, rendering her unconscious for more than two hours.  Jimenez pleaded guilty on Feb. 8, 2021.  He’s remained in federal custody since being arrested in May 2019.

“This horrific crime of assaulting and causing serious harm to an innocent, young child—along with the defendant’s actions toward his spouse—is very obviously deserving of a lengthy sentence,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas.  “Thank you to our partners at the federal, local and tribal levels who helped investigate and put this defendant somewhere where he can’t cause further harm.  I also thank the medical personnel for their response and a job well done.”

“The FBI condemns violence of all kinds, including terrible acts of domestic violence that ravages our communities behind closed doors,” said Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr. of the FBI San Antonio Division.  “This sentence sends a strong message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated. We would like to thank the FBI agents, victim specialists and our partners from the U.S. Marshals Service, Maverick County Sheriff’s Office and the Kickapoo Tribal Police for their assistance this case.”

The FBI; U.S. Marshals Service; Maverick County Sheriff’s Office; Kickapoo Tribal Police; and Indian Child Welfare Services investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rex Beasley and Ben Tonkin prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Contact: 
USATXW.MediaInquiry@usdoj.gov
Updated February 15, 2023