"Wouldn't Hold Still" — Charges Filed in Death of "whooped" 5-year-old Julian Soliz
www.myfoxaustin.com, July 2, 2010

Travis County Sheriff’s deputies have charged Nicole Turner with injury to a child in connection to the death of Julian Soliz. Soliz was found dead in a yard about a mile from Turner’s apartment while he was supposed to be in her care.

According to the arrest affidavit, Turner called 911 on April 10 to report her stepson, Soliz, was missing. When deputies arrived, they began questioning Turner about the case. During questioning, they received a call that somebody had found Soliz in the yard about a mile away.

Deputies say that when they found Soliz, it was apparent he had been beaten because he had several visible bruises.

Turner told investigators that Soliz had been under her care since his father’s arrest in March. According to court paperwork, she told investigators she gave Soliz a “whooping” several days earlier for lying. She said that she used a leather belt during the beating. She admitted that during the beating, Soliz had moved and that the belt could have struck him on the head or the stomach.

An autopsy was performed on Soliz and it was determined that he died as a result of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. The injuries could not be attributed to a car accident or a fall.


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