Mother in Borger Arrested for Newborn Baby's Death

BORGER, TX - Borger Police arrested Brisa Balvina Anaya Villa, 20, on Wednesday for capital murder.  

“This arrest came after a 4 day investigation led by Borger P.D. into the death of Villa’s newborn child,” police said.

Police said, “Villa reported that she had not known that she was pregnant and that the baby was not born alive.” 

Police said there was evidence on her phone that she did know she was pregnant and “other factors that will not be released at this time.”

Police obtained an arrest warrant and Villa has been held on a $1 million bond.  

The following is a written statement from Borger Police: 

On 11/01/17 at approximately 5pm, 20 year old Brisa Balvina Anaya Villa, was arrested on one count of capital murder. This arrest came after a 4 day investigation led by Borger P.D. into the death of Villa’s newborn child.

On Sunday 10/29/17 officers responded to what was initially reported as a still-born, at a residence in the 600 block of Montana. Detectives responded to the scene of the initial call and began an investigation. Villa reported that she had not known that she was pregnant and that the baby was not born alive. An autopsy was ordered on the fully developed infant and was performed on 10/30/17. The preliminary autopsy report led detectives to continue the investigation. Throughout the first 2 days, additional information was discovered. This information led detectives to obtain a search warrant for Villa’s phone. Evidence on the phone indicated that Villa had known she was pregnant, along with other factors that will not be released at this time.

Our agency worked closely with the 84th District Attorney’s office on this case and also consulted with the Texas Rangers. As the additional evidence came to light, we brought the Rangers in on an official role in the final steps of the case. The investigation concluded yesterday when a detective and ranger interviewed Villa. Upon conclusion of that interview, all of the evidence was presented in the form of an arrest warrant, to 316th District Judge James Mosely. The offense listed in the warrant was “Capital Murder”. The warrant was signed by Judge Mosely and Villa was arrested yesterday without incident. She will be arraigned this morning on a $1,000,000 bond, with conditions.

 


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