Baby King Jay Davila's grandmother released from jail after posting bond
SAN ANTONIO —
Baby King Jay Davila's grandmother was released from jail Sunday morning after a judge reduced her bail.
Beatrice Sampayo was arrested Jan. 10, along with relative Angie Torres, for tampering with evidence in staging Davila's kidnapping to cover up his death. Davila's father, Christopher, was charged with injury to a child by omission. Davila's body was found by police.
Court records indicated Sampayo was released from jail after posting bond.
According to an arrest affidavit, Davila told investigators he was playing video games on his bed and caring for Davila when the child fell out of a car seat placed on top of the bed.
Davila reportedly admitted that he knew the child was injured, noting a large bump over his right eye, but said he was too scared to call 911. The report states that Davila checked on the baby several hours later and found King Jay was dead.
According to the report, Christopher Davila said he buried the child in a backpack, under a bridge at the end of a dead-end street in his neighborhood near I-35 and Rittiman.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said his officers worked tirelessly to find King Jay and uncover the truth about how he died after becoming suspicious with Davila's original story that King Jay was kidnapped.
The judge said she must produce at least 10 percent of the new bond on a condition of drug and alcohol testing.
Sampayo's next court date is set Feb. 13 for a pre-trial hearing.