Infant was left with permanent brain damage
LEVELLAND — The case of a Levelland man accused of abusing his infant daughter in a manner that left her permanently brain damaged remains in a legal limbo.
Nathan Tijerina, 26, faced a second-degree felony charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. A Hockley County jury of eight men and four women finished hearing evidence in the case about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, then deliberated well into the evening hours before they determined they could not reach a verdict.
The court declared a mistrial.