Houston Couple in Court seeking Bond Reductions for Charges Related to Infant Twins’ Deaths.

Houston, Texas – Twin infants tragically lost their lives in October 2023, leading to charges against their parents, Angelina Belinda Calderon and Fernando Vega, both 21 years old. The couple appeared in court on Monday, seeking a reduction in their $750,000 bond for each case, charged with two counts each of injury to a child-serious bodily injury. Calderon’s bond reduction hearing is scheduled for Friday, while Vega’s hearing is set for late May.

Houston Police Department responded to a home in the 2100 block of Linden Creek Lane after receiving reports of two unresponsive infants, identified as Massail and Mirena Vega by relatives. Their father, Vega, discovered them not breathing in their crib, resulting in a heartbreaking loss despite efforts to perform CPR. The infants, born prematurely, did not survive the ordeal.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the twins had not received check-ups since leaving the hospital, with charging documents revealing neglect in seeking medical care for the sick babies. Autopsy results indicated that the infants had died from multiple injuries caused by a blunt object, shedding light on the tragic circumstances surrounding their passing.

Calderon’s family maintains her innocence, describing her as a loving mother who was at work when the twins passed away. Allegations of abuse by Vega towards Calderon surfaced, including a recent arrest for unlawfully restraining her. Moreover, Vega was out on bond for a previous charge of possession of a controlled substance at the time of the twins’ death, revealing a concerning pattern of behavior.

Witnesses shared heartbreaking accounts of the twins’ conditions, with police noting signs of malnourishment and injuries that were left untreated for days or even weeks. While the investigation continues, the community grapples with the tragic loss of two innocent lives due to abuse and neglect, underscoring the importance of taking action to protect vulnerable children from harm.